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PFC Glenn Shely Schoenmann, age 20, a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division United States Army was reportedly taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy during the infamous Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on November 28, 1950 and died while a prisoner on December 29, 1950. He was unaccounted for after the war and was presumed to have died or been killed while in captivity. His remains have been identified using DNA from his family.
Glenn was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 12, 1930 to William Elbert and Minnie Agnes Tate Schoenmann who preceded him in death along with his sister and her husband, Alvenia and Ray Luttrell and his brother Charles W. Schoenmann; sisters-in-law, Lucille Cole Schoenmann, Mary Joe Thomas Schoenmann and Clara McFarland Schoenmann; brother-in-law, Billy Jackson Kilgore.
His father worked in the lumber camps in Palmer and Barkers Cove and moved to the Werner Farm in Tracy City were Glenn grew up working with his family and attending Shook School until he went into military training in Kentucky.
He is survived by his sister, Edna Kilgore of Monteagle; brothers, Ernest Schoenmann, Creve Coure, IL, Raymond Schoenmann, Tracy City, and Carl (Shirley) Schoenmann of Winchester; sister-in-law, Joyce Schoenmann, Gallatin, TN; several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Grundy County High School Gym in Coalmont, TN (weather permitting) with burial to follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Palmer, Tennessee where he will rest with his parents after 62 years of separation with full military honors.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at Layne Funeral Home in Palmer and 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the high school.
If weather is inclement, all services will be held at the funeral home.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home in Palmer, Tennessee.