Glenn Verlin Roach
Born 8 November 1932
He is buried at New Corinth Cemetery, Rutledge, TN

Private Roach was a member of the Second Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action by sniper fire while defending his position at “Sandbag Castle”, North Korea.

Glenn Roach was the son of Emma Ruth C. Roach.

The Knoxville Journal, October 33, 1952
Rutledge, Oct. 22 – Pfc. Glenn V. Roach, 19, was killed in aciton in Korea Aug. 29, according to word received here by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Roach. He was serving with the Twenty-seventh Infantry Regiment at the time. Private Roach is survived by his mother; six sisters, Mrs. Delores Baker, Rutledge, Mrs. Naomi Ballard, Knoxville, Mrs. Dee Atlas Gentry, Fort Campbell, Ky., Mrs. Dorothy Mae Ewing, Rutledge, Martha Lou Roach, Rutledge, Ruby Jean Roach, Rutledge; a brother, Gene Roach, Rutledgel three half-sisters, Mrs. Effie Stansberry, Strawberry Plains, Mrs. Thelma Scarbrough and Mrs. Lula Mosen both of Knoxville; a half-brother, Curtis Roach, Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 November 1932
  • Date of death: 29 August 1952
  • County: Grainger
  • Hometown: Rutledge
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th 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 Corinth Cemetery, Rutledge, Grainger County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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