J.L.Mathis was the son of Jerry Mathis and Lydia Jane Seal.

Corporal Mathis was a member of the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

The Knoxville Journal, January 21, 1951
Sneedville, Jan. 20 – Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mathis have been notified that their son, Cpl. J.L. Mathis, was killed in action in Korea, Dec. 4. The last letter the parents received from Cpl. Mathis was dated Oct. 27. In his letter he expressed confidence the conflict would soon be over.

Survivors are: parents; sisters, Mrs. Cordie Carroll, Mrs. Ruby Wilson and Miss Evelyn Mathis; two brothers, Shelton and Stanley, all of Sneeville; grandmothers, Mrs. Mollie Johnson, Sneedville and Mrs. Cordie Mathis of Maryland.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 November 1928
  • Date of death: 4 December 1950
  • County: Hancock
  • Hometown: Sneedville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 31st 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: Johnson Cemetery, Hancock County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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