35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  PFC Kenneth Allen Rasmussen    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"

Baker 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 Kenneth Allen Rasmussen, US56074035, who died in the service of his country on September 10th, 1951 in North Korea, Hills 717-682. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death Kenneth was 23 years of age. He was from Beverly Hills, California. Kenneth's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Kenneth Allen Rasmussen 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 Rasmussen was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 10, 1951. Private First Class Rasmussen 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.

Ken was in basic training and Leadship school with me. We went to Korea on the USS Breckenridge. When we arrived in Japan, Ken went into to the 35th and I went into the 3rd. In basic training Ken was in the next bunk to me, so as time went on in basic training you talk alot about your family and friends. One close friend of his was Red Skelton. He gave Ken a watch when he was drafted. All of the guys in the platoon liked Ken. I meant Ken in basic traing at Ft Ord. He and his father had a plumbing business in Beverly Hills, CA. They were a close knit family. He was a pointman. My mother went to his funeral and when I got home I went up a couple times to see his mother. ONE swell guy! (Bob Proctor)