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  PFC Vernon L. Mzhickteno    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"



Fox 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 Vernon L. Mzhickteno, RA17282699, who died in the service of his country on January 30th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Vernon was 18 years of age. He was from Mayetta, Kansas. Vernon's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Vernon L. Mzhickteno 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 Mzhickteno was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on January 30, 1951. Private First Class Mzhickteno 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,POTAWATOMI TRIBAL CEMETERY, MAYETTA, KS

He was born in Mayetta and moved with his mother to Topeka, Kansas, in 1944. Potawatomi American Indian. Potawatomi Reservation, Haskell Institute, Kansas. M shick ten o in some records. Son of Peter and Mary Mzhickteno.