Private First Class Alvin Smith Rigsby was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on May 25, 1951. Private First Class Rigsby was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

The Chattanooga Times, July 15, 1951
Pfc.  Smith Rigsby, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farley Rigsby of Pikeville, was killed in action in Korea on May 25, the Department of Defense has informed his parents. An infantryman, Pfc. Smith began army duty in September 1950, and had been overseas two months. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Charles B. of Florida and Glenn B. Rigsby, Pikeville; one sister, Miss Nellie Ruth Rigsby, Pikeville.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 December 1926
  • Date of death: 25 May 1951
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, 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: Rigsby Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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