35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Jessee Barrett    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, PFC Jessee Barrett, RA15425584, who died in the service of his country on September 15th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Jessee was 18 years of age. He was from Bernice, Kentucky. Jessee's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Jessee Barrett 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 Barrett was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on September 9, 1951 and died of those wounds on September 15, 1951. Private First Class Barrett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Jesse died in the fighting at Hills 717-682

BURIAL LOCATION: Butler's and Hornsby's Cemetery, Wild Cat, KY

His proper name is Jessee Barrett. It has been spelled variously as Jesse Barrett. His father was Frank Barrett of Wild Cat, Clay County, Kentucky. Photo Courtesy of "A Tribute to Clay County Veterans" by David Harmon