The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Charles Richard 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. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PFC Charles Richard 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.
From Ann L. Johnson - I was Charlie's sweetheart. We grew up in the same neighborhood in New York City (Manhattan). He Lived at 50 Morningside Ave. and I lived at 417 Manhattan Ave. Charlie was the love of my life and I will always love him. I have flowers placed on his grave for his birthday and Christmas every year. His sister Nancy was my best friend. I knew many of his family members. I have all of his love letters to me as well as the ones I wrote to him. I also wrote a letter to the St. Louis Records Center, in St. Louis, MO on March 9, 2005, requesting info and records on how he was killed in action in Korea on March 9, 1952, and received a response on August 15, 2005 from Randall E. Dawson, Archives Technician. My last letter from Charlie, dated February 27, 1952, indicated that he he would be on line by the tenth of March; however, he was killed in action on February 9, 1952. I did not know that this REMEMBRANCE Site was in existence and on line until this date. If anyone knows of any information re: Charlie's death in combat, please post it.
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