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  PFC Ernest Vernon Fuqua 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"



Easy 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 Ernest Vernon Fuqua Jr, RA14220643, who died in the service of his country on November 28th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Ernest was 21 years of age. He was from Wayne County, Michigan. Ernest's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Ernest Vernon Fuqua Jr 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 Fuqua was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Private First Class Fuqua was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.

Ernest's remains were positively identified on 11/28/2012.

Ernest is buried at Christian Memorial Cemetery West. It is in Rochester Hills, Oakland County, MI. Wiley Dodd attended the funeral as a representative of the 35th Infantry Regiment.

There is a centograph for him on a stone in Tennessee where his parents are buried.