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  CPL Donald Ferdinand Matthew    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"



How 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 Donald Ferdinand Matthew, RA20418779, who died in the service of his country on November 28th, 1950 in Anju River, North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death Donald was 27 years of age. He was from Miami, Florida. Donald's Military Occupation Specialty was 4811.

The decorations earned by CPL Donald Ferdinand Matthew include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze 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.


Sergeant Matthew was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy north of the Anju River, North Korea on November 28, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. For his leadership and valor, Sergeant Matthew was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.