Private First Class Roy Stanley Underwood was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 31, 1950.

He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times, August 28, 1951
Funeral services for Pfc. Roy S. Underwood, son of Mr and Mrs. G. Bates, 2121 Windsor Street, who was killed in action in Korea, will be held tomorrow at Eugene Turner Funeral Home. Burial will be in National Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents: two sisters, Mrs.  Joyce Hartley, Chattanooga; Mrs. Leonard King of California; six brothers, George, Sammy, Larry, Hoyt, Kenney and Billy Underwood, all of Chattanooga; a half brother, Cecil Dixon, Fort Bragg, N.C., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Headrick, Chattanooga.


Photo courtesy; R. Freer

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 March 1933
  • Date of death: 31 August 1950
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 9th 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 XX, Bottom Panel
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