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  PFC Hiram E. Gilroy    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 Hiram E. Gilroy, US52081994, who died in the service of his country on April 9th, 1952 in Sanjon, North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Hiram was 22 years of age. He was from Waynesfield, Ohio. Hiram's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Hiram E. Gilroy 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 Gilroy was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 9, 1952. Private First Class Gilroy was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans 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.

BURIAL LOCATION:WILLOW BRANCH CEMETERY, WAYNESFIELD, OH

I was with Hiram on the 9th of Apr. We were on an outpost that nite. Hit by the N Koreans we all scattered, I was wounded. Went to Army hospital in Tokyo. It was much later when I heard what happened that nite. We were good friends. Was very sorry to hear that he was KIA. (Carl Wallauch)