Willie Jay Fagain was born on 18 September 1927

Private First Class Willie Jay Fagain was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

Son of Eugene Fagain, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, W, 171

The Chattanooga Times, January 3, 1952
Pfc. Willie J. Fagain, killed in action in Korea last Sept. 4, will be buried with full military honors in National Cemetery next Sunday afternoon. This will be preceded by services at the Friendship Churchh on Grove Street. The soldier was theson of Eugene Fagain and Mrs. Rosetta Fagain. Other survivors are three brothers, Clarence, serving in the navy; Alex and John Fagain; two sisters, Misses Katie and Donnie Fagain. American Legion Post 171, on whose basketball team he formerly played, will furnish the military escort. Pfc. Fagain attended Booker T. Washington High School and was an employe of the Hollister Tourist Home. He was a member of the Eldorada Club.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 September 1927
  • Date of death: 4 September 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 9th 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, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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