35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Arnel J. Brooks    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"

HHC 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 Arnel J. Brooks, RA16297179, who died in the service of his country on October 24th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Arnel was 18 years of age. He was from Baldwin, Michigan. Arnel's Military Occupation Specialty was 5729-Pioneer.

The decorations earned by PFC Arnel J. Brooks 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.

Private First Class Brooks was a member of HQ and HQ Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on October 24, 1950. Arnel entered the service 27 June 1949.


Silver Star

Citation Needed

Arnel J. Brooks, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 85 (1951)

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Army

Division: 25th Infantry Division

Born: Michigan

Parents: Frank Brooks (1899 - 1938) and Florence (Palmer) Brooks 1930 Residence:

1940 Residence: Evart City, Osceola, Michigan