Private First Class Williams was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 16, 1951.

He is buried in New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville.

The Knoxville Journal, May 2, 1951
Pvt. George H. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Williams, 706 West Baxter Avenue, was killed in Korea April 16, his parents have been notified. Private Williams had been in Korea about eight months, following about a year’s service in Japan. He had been in the service some 30 months. The infantryman had been hospitalized earlier in the campaign with frozen feet, but had returned to duty. Last word the family had from him was April 4 when he wrote from a rest area saying he would return to combat soon. Williams was a student at Rule High School before entering the service. He was with the Seventeenth Regiment, Seventh Infantry. Survivors include his parents, two sister, Mrs. Madge Tuggle and Mrs. Trula King, both of Knoxville; and two half-brothers, Ralph and Raymond Lawson both serving in the Army in this country.

Picture from the Rule High School Yearbook 1945 (7th Grade)

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 November 1931
  • Date of death: 16 April 1951
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th 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: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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