Joseph Tonlinson Tennent

Korean War
Service #2285294
UnitSS Tainaron
RankSeaman Apprentice U.S. Navy
Date of DeathDecember 20 1950
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Seaman Second Class Tennent was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, 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.
Seaman Second Class Tennent served aboard the U.S. Merchant Marine ship SS TAINARON. He was Killed in Action on December 20, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.