Private Gilbert Lee McCurry was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 5 November 1951
The body of Pvt. Gilbert L. McCurry Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert McCurry, who was killed in action in Korea June 4, will arrive in Chattanooga tomorrow, having been returned from the Far East for final funeral services and burial.  Upon arrival the body will be taken to the home, North Chattanooga, Route 5.
Pvt. McCurry is survived by his parents; two brothers, Clifford McCurry, Chattanooga and J.D. McCurry, Rocky Face, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. William McNabb and Mrs. Curtis Hyche, Chattanooga; three half-sisters, Mrs. Joe McCurry, Chattanooga; Mrs. Dave Sampson, Victoria, and Mrs. Hugh Carson, Jasper, Tenn.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 April 1928
  • Date of death: 4 June 1951
  • County: Marion
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd 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: Laynes Chapel Cemetery, Ketner Mill, Marion County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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