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  CPL Arthur Irwin Black Hawk    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"

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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 Arthur Irwin Black Hawk, RA16299563, who died in the service of his country on November 26th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Arthur was 22 years of age. He was from Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Arthur's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Arthur Irwin Black Hawk 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 Black-Hawk was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 26, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Corporal Black-Hawk 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.

Blackhawk was full-blooded Winnebago (now called Ho-Chunk)

The Winona Republican-Herald, January 15, 1951, Winona, Minnesota, Page 4

Soldier Killed in Action Black River Falls, Wis.--(Special)

Corporal Arthur I. Black Hawk has been listed as killed in action in Korea. Corporal Black Hawk was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Black Hawk, who live about six miles northeast of here. The 20-year-old soldier has three brothers and a sister, according to officials at the Indian mission here.