James Harold Tanner was born on 27 November 1923 in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee to James Brice Tanner and Mabel Taphorn. He was married to Patsy Ruth Magee.

He served during World War II and was promoted to Corporal somewhere in the South Pacific in 1944.

23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Medical Company
Sergeant Tanner was a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 824.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 November 1923
  • Date of death: 3 September 1950
  • County: Marion
  • Hometown: South Pittsburgh
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 23rd 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: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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