CPT William E. Graves
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPT William E. Graves, O-0682696, who died in the service of his country on November 30th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death William was 31 years of age. He was from Pitman, New Jersey. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 1542.
The decorations earned by CPT William E. Graves 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.
Captain Graves was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on November 27, 1950 and died of those wounds on November 30, 1950. Captain Graves was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans 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.
William is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pittman, NJ
Captain William Graves, who was born and raised in Glassboro, served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Graves served with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in Korea. Prior to his service in Korea, Graves served as a Lieutenant in the U.S Army Air Corps in World War II. His bomber was shot down
over Italy on Feb 24,1944, and he was listed as missing in action until it was discovered he was in a Prisoner of war camp.
He left behind his wife, Libby.