Private First Class Wilburn Dee Buckner was a member of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on September 12, 1951.

He was repatriated November 27, 1951 aboard the SS Allegheny Victoria and brought to Knoxville by rail for funeral services.
  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 July 1932
  • Date of death: 12 September 1951
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine 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, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Edgewood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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