35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  CPL Andrew Shields    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 Andrew Shields, RA20538999, who died in the service of his country on September 3rd, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Andrew was 31 years of age. He was from Lafayette, Indiana. Andrew's Military Occupation Specialty was 60c-Cook.

The decorations earned by CPL Andrew Shields include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

Final Enlistment: 22 July 1949.

Andrew also served in WWII.

Cpl. Shields was a very close buddy to me and all the other men in our 3rd platoon, Company B-35th Infantry Regiment. Cpl. Shields was killed instantly in the company when the platoon went out on patrol. He was well thought of by all of us, but I, like several other men who were special to him. We fought together during the frantic attack by the North Korean Army who were trying to take the hill that we were on in defense. Several times, they almost defeated us, but men like Cpl. Shields and the few of us left were determined to fight to death. The position we occupied was very crucial to the Mason Front. I will always have a special place in my heart for him. He fought very valently and was always an example to us all. Please feel free to contact me anytime with the provided information. Love, Maxcy P. Brown.