Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Avery E. Burnett

Monroe, Tennessee

Born 1928

Corporal, U.S. Army
Service Number 14297942
Killed in Action
Died November 21, 1950 in Korea


Knoxville National Cem.


Monroe Man is Killed in Korean War


     Mr. and Mrs. John B. Burnett of Coker Creek have been notified by the Defense Department that their only son, Pfc. Avery Erl Burnett, 22, has been killed in action in Korea. Private Burnett, Who had been in service two years, was killed Nov. 21. the parents were informed.

His father, a vetean of World War I, helped break the Hindenburg Line in Germany.

     The second Monroe County casualty of the Korean War. Prvate Burnett is survived by his parents;and three sisters, Misses Arrie May, EssieB, and Shirley Faye Burnett.


Corporal Burnett was a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 21, 1950. Corporal Burnett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.


Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons