35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  CPL Walter F. Piver    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"



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 Walter F. Piver, US51000937, who died in the service of his country on September 7th, 1951 in North Korea, Hills 717-682. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Walter was 23 years of age. He was from West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Walter's Military Occupation Specialty was 4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Walter F. Piver 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 Piver was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 7, 1951. Corporal Piver was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Walter Piver was my uncle. His brother Edwin was also killed in action. What a wonderful remembrance for a special man who lost his life so young. I wish my grandparents were alive to see it.

Marianne Piver