Cecil Poore was the son of Joseph “Joe” Poore and Dessie Hughes. He was the brother of Betty Joe Poore.

Corporal Poore was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea, on November 1, 1950. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, September 24, 1950
Pvt. Cecil Poore, former student at Love Station grammar school and Unicoi County High School at Erwin, left California for Okinawa and overseas duty September 26. Poore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Poore, Belmont Street, Erwin, volunteered for service in the Army in September, 1949. He received his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 July 1928
  • Date of death: 1 November 1950
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry 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, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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