Corporal Donald Roy Rader was a member of the 16th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad, U.S. Army. While driving a truck, he lost control, and it plunged over an embankment. He was taken to the 21st Evacuation Hospital where he died on July 4, 1952.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 1, 1952
Pfc. Donald R. rader, Knoxvilian with the 16th Explosive Ordnance Squad, Tague, Korea, has been promoted to corporal. Cpl. Rader entered the Army a year ago and has been overseas four months. Before entering service he attended Rule High School and was employed by the Knoxville Iron Co. Mrs. Rader and daughter are making home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Rader, 1406 Brookside Avenue.

From The Knoxville Journal, September 12, 1952:
Rader, Cpl. Donald Roy, age 20, of 1406 Brookside Ave., husband of Hazel White Rader, was killed in Korea, July 4, 1952. He was a member of Beaumont Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Hazel Rader, mother, Mrs. J.O. Rader; daughter, Donald Sue Rader; three half sisters, Mrs. Henry Guffie, Mrs. Reo Gose, Mrs. Glen Walker; brother, Gene Rader; four half brothers, William Rader, George Rader; William and Carl Teffetteller. The body will arive in Knoxville from overseas Saturday 1:35 p.m. and will be removed to the home Saturday night. Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 1952, at Beaumont Baptist Church Rev. Gilbert Van Hoozier and Rev. Cleo Watts officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Pallbearers: Luell Smith, Frank Easterday, John Ray Hartley, Claude Flemming, Wayne Fielden, Claude Sharp. The American Legion Post No. 2 will render military honors at the grave. Roberts Mortuary in charge.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 May 1932
  • Date of death: 4 July 1952
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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