James Adolph Blair

Corporal Blair was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

Likely died during the fighting for the Pusan Perimeter, in the vicinity of Yongdong (captured by North Korean troops on the day he died).

The Sunday Gazette and Mail, Morristown, August 27, 1950
Corporal James A. Blair, age 27, has been missing in action since July 26th on the Korean war front, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Ada Blair of Morristown. Cpl. Blair has been in service for approximately eight years. He served in World War II. Cpl. Blair is a brother of Hubert Blair of this city.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 September 1922
  • Date of death: 25 July 1950
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry 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: Noeton Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Grainger County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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