35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  CPL Charles Vernella Wheeling    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"



Charlie 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 Charles Vernella Wheeling, RA16309511, who died in the service of his country on April 25th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death Charles was 24 years of age. He was from Holcomb, Missouri. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Charles Vernella Wheeling 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.


Charles 2nd enlistment was 4 January 1949 after Navy service during WWII.

Buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Section 70 Site16702.