Vaun Allen Loveday was born in 1920 at Sevierville, Tennessee the son of Luther Electra Loveday and Bennie Rauhuff Loveday. Vaun was survived by his wife, Ruth, and daughter, Peggy, and several brothers and sisters.

Vaun grew up on Young High Pike in South Knoxville and attended Young High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy in World War II, serving on the USS Patterson, and served in the United States Army.

Private Loveday was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 25, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Private Loveday was awarded the Purple Heart, 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.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 December 1923
  • Date of death: 25 November 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 38th 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: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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