Charles Edward Osborne

Private Osborne was a member of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

The Bristol Herald Courier, August 8, 1953
Mountain City, Tenn., Aug. 7 – Funeral services for Pvt. Charles E. Osborne, 24, who was killed in action in Korea on June 11, will be conducted from the State Line Baptist Church at Laurel Bloomery, Tenn. Interment will follow in the State Line cemetery.
Pvt. Osborne was reared near Laurel Bloomery, Tenn. He entered service on November 6, 1952, at Fort Jackson, S.C., and sailed for Korea on April 3, 1953. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Presley Osborne of Mountain City; four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Shores of Glade Spring, Va.; Mrs. Birdie Winters of Wyoming, W.Va.; Mrs. Alma Nichols and Mrs. Margaret Icenhour, both of Mountain City; two brothers, Lillard of Glade Spring, and Lester of Mountain City.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 November 1927
  • Date of death: 11 June 1953
  • County: Johnson
  • Hometown: Mountain City
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd 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: State Line Cemetery, Laurel Bloomery, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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