George W. Truett Torbett
Born 23 May 1932

Private Torbett was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

The Crossville Chronicle, April 26, 1951
Pvt. George W.T. Torbett, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. Torbett of Chattanooga, was killed in action in Korea, Feb. 4, his parents have been informed officially. Pvt. Torbett is a nephew of Mrs. W.A. Johnson, North Main Street. Earlier, Torbett had been reported missing in action and at another time was reported to haven been taken prisoner. He graduated from Chattanooga Central High School, in the class of 1950. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, and active in the intermediate department.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Roy Wilson, Knoxville and miss Dorothy Pat Torbett, Chattanooga; a brother, Capt. Oscar C. Torbett, U.S. Army; and grandfather J.A. Torbett, Spring City; an aunt, Mrs. W.A. Johnson, Crossville, three uncles, John C. and Joe B. Torbett, Spring City, Hugh L. Torbett, Detroit, Mich.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 May 1932
  • Date of death: 4 February 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 24th 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: Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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