35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Masaru Kumashiro    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"

Love 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 Masaru Kumashiro, US50001624, who died in the service of his country on September 8th, 1951 in Hills 717-682,North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death Masaru was 23 years of age. He was from Oahu, Hawaii. Masaru's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Masaru Kumashiro 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.

Corporal Kumashiro was a member of Company L, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 8, 1951. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Corporal Kumashiro was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Masaru was Japanese-American