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  PFC William Ora Artrip    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"

Baker Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

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Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
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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, PFC William Ora Artrip, ER57203004, who died in the service of his country on March 7th, 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 William was 21 years of age. He was from Glenhayes, West Virginia. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC William Ora Artrip 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.

Private First Class Artrip was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on March 7, 1951 and died of those wounds later that day.

William is buried in Wellman Cemetery, Wayne County,

PFC William Ora Artrip
23 Oct 1919
7 Mar 1950 (aged 30)
South Korea
Wellman Cemetery
Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virgina

ARTRIP, William Ora


Funeral services for Private First Class William Ora Artrip, 21, of Glenhayes, who was killed in action in Korea last March 17, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltpetre Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Mr. Ross. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery there. PFC. Artrip was born October 23, 1930, at Glenhayes, a son of Ora J. and Betty Wellman Artrip. He was graduated from the Fort Gay High School, where he was a member of the football team. He was also a member of the Saltpetre Church. He was employed by the Chrysler Corp. in Detroit before entering the service. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Paul E. Stafford, of Huntington, and four brothers, Ralph Artrip of Baltimore, Donald W. Artrip of Detroit, Jesse and Martin Paul Artrip of Glenhayes. The body arrived at Young Funeral Home at 7:35 a.m. Saturday. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1951
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