Columbus Howard Thacker enlisted on 24 February 1941 at Maryville, TN with the Field Artillery.

Corporal Thacker was a member of the 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 16, 1950.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1923
  • Date of death: 16 July 1950
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: World War II, 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: Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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