CPL Marvin Baptiste Amiot
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPL Marvin Baptiste Amiot, US55078586, who died in the service of his country on April 1st, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Marvin was 24 years of age. He was from Gentilly, Minnesota. Marvin's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by CPL Marvin Baptiste Amiot 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.
Corporal Amiot was a Light Weapons Infantryman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on April 1, 1952 and died of those wounds later that day. Corporal Amiot was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.
FRIEND: Marvin and I were both in the first platoon in L Co. 35th Regiment, 25th Div. and had been together for many months prior to his death at Heart Break Ridge April 1st, 1952. We shared a comraderie common to front line troops. Marvin as I remember was an orphan from Minnesota, a very congenial person. I remember that he was always puffing on his pipe. He took over my position and was KIA three weeks later when taking a direct hit from a shell. ..Kevin Wolff
Buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery 1300 Sneath Lane in San Bruno. Section R Site 1996.
(I am Stuart Dahl. I typed this on behalf of my uncle Clarence Amiot, for his brother Marvin Amiot.)
I am Marvin's only surviving brother. We were ten brothers and five sisters, all sisters are living (as of October 2008). One brother, Eli, died at 5 months of age.
Eight of the nine brothers served in the armed forces. Marvin and oldest brother, Lloyd, were killed in wars. Six brothers died from cancer. Marvin served in Korea and died from wounds received earlier the same day. Lloyd was killed on Iwo Jima on March, 14, 1945, while serving as a Marine. Brother Harry was a double leg amputee and lost part of a hand from injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge in Germany in 1945. Brother Bert landed at Normandy and fought in the Central Europe Campaign, Brother Dewey served in Bermuda and later fought in the liberation of the Philippines during WWII. Brother Leodore enlisted in the Army and retired after two decades as a Chief Warrant Officer. Youngest brother, Roland, served in the Army during the late 1960's & early 1970's. I enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1946 and served until 1949, by which time it had become the Air Force. I was stationed in Guam from 1948 to 1949, attaining the rank of Sergeant in the 4th Rescue Squadron.
Most of us were born at home in Gentilly, Minnesota. The family moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota, in the spring of 1938. Our mother died in 1944 and our father re-married. Many of us left home as soon as we were old enough to work. Marvin lived alternately with brother Bert's family and sister Rosalie's family in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, before enlisting in the Army in 1951 at age 23.
Marvin was one year older than me and we did a lot together - best buds - biking, swimming, hunting, fishing, selling produce we raised, and just hanging out together. We both worked at City Dairy in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and also did some work on a gas pipeline together before we respectfully went into the service (me in 1946, Marvin in 1951).
Contact me via phone or mail with any information about Marvin, I would be very grateful ... any memories at all.
Clarence Amiot 1008 Horace Avenue, North Thief River Falls, MN 56701