HISTORY of the 35th INFANTRY REGIMENT

KOREA

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The Landing in Korea  June and July of 1950. It didn't take long for the 35th to engage the enemy. 

Task Force Kean  Early August of 1950 the Americans took it to the communists. The 35th Infantry Regiment was there to test the ability of our forces to counterattack the North Koreans. 

Holding the Line   The second half of August saw the Regiment continue it's defense against the onslaught.

The Rock of the Nam  The 35th Infantry Regiment would earn a Presidential Unit Citation for her courageous stand against the attacking north Korean forces during the first part of September 1950.

The Pusan Perimeter Breakout  The last half of September sees our forces break out of its defensive posture.

Crossing the 38th Parallel and the Chinese Intervention  October saw the UN troops pushing the North Koreans deep into its own territory until the surprise intervention of the Chinese Army.

Meeting the Reds  In November 1950 the 35th had her first engagements with the Chinese Army.

The Fallback  December had our troops falling back to keep from being outflanked by the Red Army's breakthrough.

Operation Thunderbolt  Allied  lines reformed in early January 1951 and Operation Thunderbolt began.

Operation Ripper   February 1951 had Operation Thunderbolt converted into a full scale offensive. Operation Ripper began in March.

Operations Rugged and Dauntless  Hard, dirty battles to push the Reds northward. Only to have gains lost with the Chinese Spring Offensive.

Counterattack  and Operation Piledriver  SFC Donald Moyer was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during May's counterattack. 

Holding the Line  The last half of 1951 began the task of holding the line against the Red aggressors. Private Billie G. Kanell earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in defense of one of our positions.

Facing Off  1952 had our soldiers facing off against the Chinese in a war of Outposts. No less dangerous then the beginning phases of the war, the 35th engaged in attempts to take Chinese hilltop outposts. And they in turn returned the favor. With upwards of 6,000 rounds of incoming artillery a day, the Allied troops could not get much rest.

Armistice  July 1953 saw the Armistice end hostilities in Korea. The Chinese fought right up to its signing, but then so did the men of the 35th. Post war activities gave the men some rest and led to their return to Schoffield Barracks, Hawaii in 1954. A long awaited return home.

 

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