35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  CPL Ralph Brandenburg    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 Ralph Brandenburg, RA35676964, who died in the service of his country on November 27th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death Ralph was 27 years of age. He was from Contra Costa County, California. Ralph's Military Occupation Specialty was 861-Surgical Technician.

The decorations earned by CPL Ralph Brandenburg include: the Combat Medical 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.


Sergeant Brandenburg was a medic with the Medical Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on March 16, 1954. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Sergeant Brandenburg was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Medical 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.

Ralph was born in Beattyville, KY and later lived in California. He was a WWII veteran.