35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL John Edward Treanor Jr    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"

HHC 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 John Edward Treanor Jr, RA17260214, who died in the service of his country on May 4th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death John was 21 years of age. He was from Des Moines, Iowa. John's Military Occupation Specialty was 4667-Signal Message Clerk.

The decorations earned by CPL John Edward Treanor Jr 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 Treanor was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on April 25, 1951 and died of those wounds on May 4, 1951. Corporal Treanor was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Burial Location: Glendale Cemetary, Des Moines, Iowa

My name is Dennis Treanor and John Jr is my brother. I was only one year old when he died so we never got the chance to meet. Our Mom kept a box of all the letters from Johnny Jr and when she went into a care center I found the box and read the letters. I have put the flag that came home with him in a case and is diplayed in my home along with three medals and a picture of him in a shadow box. It helped to be able to know a little more about the man whose grave we visited every Memorial Day.