Born 1929

Corporal Buckner was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on January 12, 1952. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of death: 31 December 1953
  • County: McMinn
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd 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: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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