Private William R. Stinnett was born in Blount County, Tennessee in 1927 to parents, John and Ethel Stinnett. He had two sisters, Pauline Stinnett Russell and Ruth Stinnett McLemore, along with two brothers, Johnnie Stinnett and Jesse Stinnett. All are deceased now. He enlisted in the army on February 28, 1946, in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Private Stinnett was a Combat Construction Specialist with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on June 24, 1952.
Pvt Stinnett is buried at Fellowship Baptist Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 8 July 1927
- Date of death: 24 June 1952
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Fellowship Baptist Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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