Bobby Lee Riggs
Private Riggs was a member of the 64th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on September 3, 1950 and died of those wounds on September 10, 1950.
Service Occupation: Field Artillery Caner.

Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on October 9, 1950 (Section B, Plot 6094)

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 18, 1950
An 18-year-old Knoxville artilleryman, Pfc. Bobby L. Riggs, has died of wounds received in Korean action, his family learned yesterday. A War Department telegram to Mrs. Barshia P. Riggs, 218 East Scott Avenue, told of how the soldier died in a Tokyo hospital Sept. 10. Only last Tuesday the family received a telegram about the youth’s having been wounded Sept. 3. He went from Japan to Korea on July. Young Riggs enlisted in the service when he was 15. He leaves the mother; brothers, Geore, E.A., Clarence and Jerry riggs; and a sister, Mrs. J.S. Shipley, all of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 July 1930
  • Date of death: 10 September 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 64th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, 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: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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