35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  1LT Marlin Leslie Richardson    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Fox Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, 1LT Marlin Leslie Richardson, O-0955701, who died in the service of his country on November 28th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death Marlin was 28 years of age. He was from Iowa. Marlin's Military Occupation Specialty was 1542.

The decorations earned by 1LT Marlin Leslie Richardson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

First Lieutenant Richardson was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Richardson was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

I'm his middle granddaughter....I never knew him, but was always told what a wonderfull man he was..I know that he sang gospel music..and my baby sister Mariesha looks just like him...I know my family would have been a lot better off if he were here today.... Teresa L. Paad