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  PFC Charles R. Gladstone    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"



King 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 Charles R. Gladstone, RA12345687, who died in the service of his country on March 9th, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Charles was 19 years of age. He was from New York County, New York. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Charles R. Gladstone 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 Gladstone was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on March 9, 1952. Private First Class Gladstone 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.

Charles was an African-American

Charles was the second cousin I never met. He was KIA nearly four years before I was born. He and my father were close first cousins. Dad was in the Navy at the time and would mention Charles from time to time when I was a kid. I remember wondering what he was like, which led me to access this site. If there are any GIs out there who know Charles and served with him at the front in Korea, please let me hear from you. I would like more information about his life and death as an American warrior in the so-called "Forgotten War." (Jerome Mapp)

Charles is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. Section N Site 29658