|Rank||Corporal U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||April 29 1952|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Corporal Witherspoon was awarded 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.
Corporal Witherspoon was a member of the 558th Transportation Amphibious Truck Company, 21st Transportation Medium Port. On April 29, 1952, the amphibious truck he was driving fell off the tidal wall near Wolmi-do, South Korea killing him.