Sergeant Paul Tinker Bunch was a member of the 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 12, 1951
Sgt. Paul T. Bunch wrote his wife on May 17 that he hoped to be home on rotation by the first of June. The next day, he was killed in action in Korea. Mrs. Bunch received a wire Thursday from the War Department telling of Sgt. Bunch’s death. He was serving with the Indian Head Division of the 2nd Infantry. Sgt.Bunch served in the Navy during World War II. He enlisted in the Army on Aug. 5m 1949 and landed in Korea a year and a day later. The 25-year-old man worked at Brookside Mills for about five years before joining the Army. He was a native of Lone Mountain. He and Mrs. Buch, the former Bessie Monroe, were married July 3, 1950. Mrs. Bunch lives at 620 Randolph Street. Sgt. Bunch leaves the mother, Mrs. Mattie Bunch; brothers, John, Rick, Joshua and Tip, all of Lone Mountain.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 July 1925
  • Date of death: 18 May 1951
  • County: Claiborne
  • Hometown: Powell Station
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jackson Cemetery, Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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