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  PFC George Evertt Gowin    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"



George 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 George Evertt Gowin, RA17271064, who died in the service of his country on August 7th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death George was 18 years of age. He was from Hemingford, Nebraska. George's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC George Evertt Gowin 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.


George entered the service 8 November 1949.

Buried in Hemingford Cemetery, Hemingford, NE

George was my uncle whom I had not met since I was born December 1955. 5 years after he died in action. My father is still alive, George's oldest brother. He knows many stories about George. George was known to stand up and defend his family, friends or a victim of a bully.
My brother has the American flag and Purple Heart given to my grandparents plus other memorabilia. (Lin Gowin-O'Brien)

I am Lloyd the older brother and remember the night of George's birth in a farmhouse northeast of Hemingford NE. His schooling ended in his junior year at Hay Springs NE.
He enlisted from there, November 1969. Basic training in Kansas and sent to Seattle WA where his unit was deployed to Japan. His unit was training when the Korean war started and was sent to Fuson area of Korea under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. He was KIA 1950, Buried 1951, Hemingford NE.