35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  MSG Walter Joseph Kelly    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"

King 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, MSG Walter Joseph Kelly, RA06982467, who died in the service of his country on January 29th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Walter was 29 years of age. He was from Kenilworth, New Jersey. Walter's Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by MSG Walter Joseph Kelly include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, 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.

Master Sergeant Kelly was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on January 29, 1951. Master Sergeant Kelly was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Silver Star, 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.

Thank you Grandpa for protecting the USA and for protecting me before I was even born. I have your medals saved and I have your honor preserved deep within my heart. I look just like you too. I love you and I am very proud of you. I married an Army man that reminds me very much of you and respects your memeory as if he were your own flesh and blood. We visit your grave in Kenilworth when we are in the area, I hope you see us praying for you from Heaven. Love, Kelli
**If there is anybody that is reading this, and can tell me anything about my grandfather, I beg you to contact me. I want to know everyting about him. Please contact me at: kbowen921@yahoo.com or 267.679.0135. Thank you.

Burial Location: Graceland, Kenilworth, NJ