35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL Sydney Charles Rose    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"

Baker 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 Sydney Charles Rose, RA19319698, who died in the service of his country on September 11th, 1950 in South Korea, Chungan-ni. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Sydney was 20 years of age. He was from Yakima, Washington. Sydney's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Sydney Charles Rose include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Distinguished Service Cross, 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 Rose was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 11, 1950. Corporal Rose was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge,the Distinguished Service Cross, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


His DSC citation:

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sydney C. Rose (RA19319698), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Corporal Rose distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near Chungan-ni, Korea, on 30 August 1950 and on 11 September 1950. On 30 August 1050, a numerically superior enemy force attacked Company B. The regiment was defending a high ridge line named Sibi-ang-san. In the course of the attack several enemy machine- guns delivered such devastating fire that Company B was threatened with annihilation. Due to restricted visibility and the use of smokeless powder by the enemy, the mortar observers and friendly machine-gunners were unable to pick out the enemy positions. Sergeant Rose, without regard for his own safety, immediately stood up in a hail of enemy fire and began firing his carbine to draw fire and enable the positions to be located. By his extraordinary display of heroism the observers were able to locate and neutralize the enemys emplacements. On 11 September 1950, Corporal Rose was a member of a patrol entering a village near the ridge line of Sibi-dang-san. The patrol was pinned down in the edge of the village by enemy small arms and machine-gun fire. Corporal Rose, without regard for his own safety, exposed himself to the enemy fire and charged the enemy machine-gun. Although Corporal Rose was killed in his gallant attempt to destroy the machine-gun, his extraordinary heroism in the face of overwhelming odds so inspired his comrades that they rallied, assaulted the machine-gun and destroyed the enemy.
Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 178 (November 23, 1950)
Home Town: Yakima, Washington