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  2LT Gregory Francis Erlach    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"



King 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, 2LT Gregory Francis Erlach, O-0983559, who died in the service of his country on August 17th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Gregory was 24 years of age. He was from Alameda County, California. Gregory's Military Occupation Specialty was 1542.

The decorations earned by 2LT Gregory Francis Erlach include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.


Second Lieutenant Erlach was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on August 17, 1951. Second Lieutenant Erlach was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, 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. Lt. Erlach was originally from Vienna, Austria.

Burial::
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: R, 3569