35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC William A. Quinn    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"



HHC 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 William A. Quinn, RA16281364, who died in the service of his country on December 1st, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death William was 21 years of age. He was from Grayslake, Illinois. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC William A. Quinn 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 Quinn was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950 and died of those wounds on December 1, 1950. Private First Class Quinn was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

William was in HQ Co, 2n Bn.

William is buried at: TROUTMAN GROVE CEMETERY, CHANNAHON, IL