35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  CPL James Francis Chezek    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"

Love 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 James Francis Chezek, RA11109982, who died in the service of his country on October 26th, 1951 in the vicinity of Heartbreak Ridge, in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death James was 22 years of age. He was from Northhampton, Massachusetts. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL James Francis Chezek 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.

KWP indicates Died While POW but the headstone application shows buried at St Marys, Northampton, MA in August 1952.James enlisted 6 June 1846.