Willis Watters was the son of John Melton Watters and Ella Phillips.

Sergeant Watters was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Oneida, TN

The Knoxville Journal, 12 November 1951
Sgt. Willis watters, 19, of Oneida, killed in action in Korea, May 28, 1951. Services held at Baptist Church at Foster Cross Roads Wednesday Nov. 7. Sergeant Watters’ body was returned to Oneida Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1951. He was a member of Co. G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ella Watters; four brothers, Chester of Eugene, Ore., Holland of Pontiac, Mich., Warren and Olan of Oneida; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Wilson of Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Jewell Boyatt of Oneida, Mrs. Lucille King of Strunk, Ky., Mrs. Myrtle Manley of Chicago, Ill. Sergeant Watters attended Oneida High School, enlisting Aug. 2, 1949, spent five months in Japan and then was sent to Korea.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 July 1932
  • Date of death: 28 May 1951
  • County: Scott
  • Hometown: Oneida
  • 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, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cross Roads Cemetery, Oneida, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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