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  CPL Kenneth A. Truax    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"



George 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 Kenneth A. Truax, RA12351757, who died in the service of his country on July 22nd, 1951 in Outpost Mangore, North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Kenneth was 18 years of age. He was from Colonie, New York. Kenneth's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Kenneth A. Truax 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 Truax was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on March 24, 1951 and returned to duty on May 1, 1951. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at "Outpost Mangrove" near the "Wyoming Line" in North Korea on July 22, 1951. Corporal Truax was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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.