Private First Class Powell Hope McElhenney was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy on Hill 338 northeast of Seoul, South Korea, on September 27, 1950. Private First Class McElhenney was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Interred: Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Section D, Lot 25, Space 10, Johnson City, TN

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 April 1932
  • Date of death: 27 September 1950
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, 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: Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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