Born 25 July 1932
Buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cleveland, TN

Corporal Whaley was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy while fighting in South Korea and died of those wounds.

The Chattanooga Times, October 5, 1951
The body of Pfc. Roy L. Whaley, killed in action in Korea Sept. 16, 950, arrived in Cleveland today for burial. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Whaley of Michigan Avenue community, Pfc. Whaley was a member of “L” Company, Seventh Regiment, First Cavalry Division. His death occurred in action 30 days after his arrival at the Korean front. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Sam, Earl and Harkless Whaley, and four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Haney, Mrs. Lona Parker, Mrs. Zeda Tankersley and Miss Margie  Whaley, all of Cleveland.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 July 1932
  • Date of death: 16 September 1950
  • County: Bradley
  • Hometown: Cleveland
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th 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: Hillcrest Cemetery, Cleveland, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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