Sergeant Denver Isaah Chambliss was a member of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea.

The Tennessean, 15 June 1951
Sgt. Denver I. Chambliss, USMC, 1302 Parry Drive, was killed June 3 in Korea, the defense department has notified his widow, Mrs. Tavia Chambliss. A World War II veteran of the Pacific campaign, Chambliss was recalled to active duty last fall and had been in Korea since December. In a letter written May 27, he told relatives that he had just returned from a trip behind enemy Lines and that his unit had captured some Chinese soldiers and equipment, including two horses. He said he was scheduled to return to the front the following day. His unit was then north of Seoul, according to relatives. In addition to his widow, he is survived by a 4-year-old daughter, Naomi Ruth; mother, Mrs. Naomi Ruark; father, Marvin Chambliss; three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Ashburn, Mrs. Mary Coggins, and Mrs. Delmon Burgess, and a brother, Carlos Chambliss, all of Nashville.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 August 1925
  • Date of death: 3 June 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, 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: Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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