35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  2LT Ralph H. Queen    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"

Dog 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 Ralph H. Queen, O-2210381, who died in the service of his country on August 19th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Died as result of missile wound received in action. At the time of his death Ralph was 23 years of age. He was from Billings, Montana. Ralph's Military Occupation Specialty was 1542.

The decorations earned by 2LT Ralph H. Queen include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, 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 Queen was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on August 19, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day. Second Lieutenant Queen was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Silver Star the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Lt. Queen joined "D" Co. 75recoiless rifle platoon as platoon leader in Otsu,Honshu Japan shortly before we went to Korea in 1950.At that time I was a young cpl. Lt. Queen was with me when I was wounded and helped remove me from the field of fire. He then went back to attempt to recover our jeep and 75 recoiless rifle ( so i was later told) and it was during this action he was killed.Lt.Queen was a fine young officer.If anyone from his family would contact me I will be happy to talk to them. (Floyd Sharp)