Dennis Warren Yankee was a member of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Company F. He was Killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 25, 1950.

Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Yankee, Rogersville, sister, Mrs. Nell Wanda McLain, Baltimore, five brothers, Arion, Jerry, and Delton all of Rogersville, Billy of Donaldson and Shelby Yankee of Tennessee School for Deaf. Interment in National Cemetery.

The Rogersville review, August 14, 1952
The body of Pvt. Dennis W. Yankee, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Homer Yankee, Rogersville Route 6, will arrive in Knoxville tonight to await burial tomorrow afternoon int he National Cemetery there. Young Yankee was killed in action July 25, 1950, hear NamjoNi, Korea. The parents were notified at first that their son was missing in action but on June 16, 1952 the Defense Department informed them a new supplementary list of those killed in action during that battle had been released and the name of Pvt. Yankee was on it. The young soldier was born October 12, 1930. He attended North Fork Grammar School. Later he enlisted in the Army and did a three-year stretch in Alaska. He returned home after an honorable discharge but rejoined the Army and was sent shortly afterward to Japan. He was with the First Cavalry and was among the first to see action in Korea. Funerarl services will be conducted from the Roberts Funeral Chapel. The firing squad from Knoxville Post, No. 2, American Legion, will do military honors at the grave. A large group of friends, and former service men are planning to go from here to Knoxville for the services.
Besides his parents he is survived by five brothers, Arlon Yankee, Jerry Yankee and Delton Yankee of Rogersville, Shelby Yankee of the Tennessee School for the Deaf, Knoxville, and Billy Yankee of Donelson, Tenn., and one sister, Nell Wanda McLain.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 June 1928
  • Date of death: 25 July 1950
  • County: Hawkins
  • Hometown: Rogersville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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