A graduate of Knoxville High School. Member of First Baptist Church, Fountain City. He was a Sunday School Teacher in the junior department.
Submitted by his widow, Yvonne Trotter Burch

John Edward Trotter was the son of William Crouch Trotter and Ella Gertrude Williams Trotter. Siblings included two brothers, James R. and William C. Trotter and two sisters, Margaret Crisp and Barbara Hawkins. He was married to Yvonne P. Trotter. Corporal Trotter was a member of Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in the Chosin Reservoir, Korea on December 3, 1950. Corporal Trotter was returned home to Knoxville on the Southern Railway and funeral services were held on February 17, 1956, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 August 1926
  • Date of death: 3 December 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Battles: Chosin Reservoir
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, 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: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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