35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL Jack Leslie Barrons    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"

Easy 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, CPL Jack Leslie Barrons, RA16289313, who died in the service of his country on September 2nd, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Jack was 20 years of age. He was from Elberta, Michigan. Jack's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Jack Leslie Barrons 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 Barrons was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 2, 1950. Corporal Barrons was awarded 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.

Jack was the seventh child in a family of fourteen children. He had seven brothers and six sisters. He grew up on a farm and his father was a railroad conductor on commerical rail road cars which had crossed Lake Michigan from other ports. Jack raised rabbits on the farm for fresh meat as well as cut firewood for his mother's kitchen stove; the main source of heat. Jack was warm, friendly, open to others and a genuinely good person. Jack was one of the children who took rsponsibility to help on the farm. I was not surprised that he became a corporal in charge of other men. I miss him. (Carol Glidden)

Maple Hill Cemetery
Wexford County
Michigan, USA