35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC Owen John Currie Jr    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 Owen John Currie Jr, RA18223576, who died in the service of his country on July 20th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Owen was 19 years of age. He was from San Antonio, Texas. Owen's Military Occupation Specialty was 666-Company Aidman.

The decorations earned by PFC Owen John Currie Jr include: the Combat Medical 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 Currie was a medic with the Medical Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on July 20, 1950. Private First Class Currie was awarded the Purple Heart, 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.

Buried in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd in San Antonio. Section T Site 118-D

Son of Owen John Currie
& Annie Katheryn McElvy