35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL Richard M. Beam    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"

Medical 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 Richard M. Beam, RA11165637, who died in the service of his country on September 19th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Richard was 19 years of age. He was from New Haven, Connecticut. Richard's Military Occupation Specialty was 409-Medical Technician.

The decorations earned by CPL Richard M. Beam include: the Combat Medical 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.

Corporal Beam was a medic with the Medical Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on September 19, 1950.
Richard was likely with C Company.

Burial Location
Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, Ca