William McKinley Vermillion, Jr.
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Burial Trentville Cemetery, Knoxville
Service Occupation: Heavy Weapons Infantryman

He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 3, 1950.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 24, 1950
A War Department letter has reached the parents of Pfc. William Vermillion, confirming the report that he was killed in action. Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Vermillion live at 2627 Nichols Avenue. The 21-year-old former Stair Technical High School student was killed in Korea Sept. 4. He had been in the Army since July 26, 1948. He had served in the Second Division.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 March 1929
  • Date of death: 3 September 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • 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: Trentville Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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