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  PFC James H. Crayton    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"



Medical 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 James H. Crayton, RA15279569, who died in the service of his country on November 27th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death James was 20 years of age. He was from Elyria, Ohio. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 409-Medical Technician.

The decorations earned by PFC James H. Crayton include: the Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze 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.


Corporal Crayton was a medic with the Medical Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, Corporal Crayton was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Medical 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.