Harold John Carr was the son of Harold John Carr Jr. and Mildred Airleen Linder.

Private Harold John Carr, Jr. was a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 29, 1950. Private Carr was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Pvt. Carr completed the Sophomore Class of Tanner High School in May of 1950 where he served as co-captain of the basketball team during the school year 1949-50. He received the award for being the best all-around player for the year. He was recognized for excellence in dramatics when he starred in “Look Out Lizzie,” a school performance. He was 16 years old at the time of his death. He volunteered in June 1950; was home on furlough in September; returned to camp and departed for overseas duty in October.

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  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 June 1932
  • Date of death: 29 November 1950
  • County: Cocke
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 761st Tank Battalion, 3rd 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: Jaybird Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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