Born 14 September 1929

Private First Class Privett was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in action fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 25, 1950. Buried at Millsaps Cemetery, Daisy, TN.

The Chattanooga Times, June 5, 1951
The body of Pfc, Thomas E. Privett Jr., of Mobray, first Hamilton Countian killed in Korea, is aboard the USS Lawrence Victory which docked at San Francisco yesterday. The Department of Defense, in notifying next of kin of the 374 dead brought home on the ship, said that an escort would be sent from the port to the point designated by survivors of the soldiers. Pfc. Privett, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Privett Sr. of Mobray Mountain (Soddy, Route 2) and the eldest of a family of 10 children, was killed July 24, 1950, a few weeks before his 21st birthday. He enlisted in the army in 1948 and was stationed in Japan when the Communist invasion of South Korea occurred. He was transferred within a few days to the war zone.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 September 1929
  • Date of death: 24 July 1950
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Mobray
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • 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: Millsaps Cemetery, Daisy, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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