35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Roy Daniel Rhodes    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 Roy Daniel Rhodes, RA16268816, who died in the service of his country on July 22nd, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death Roy was 20 years of age. He was from Madison County, Missouri. Roy's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Roy Daniel Rhodes 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 Rhodes was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 22, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Corporal Rhodes 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.

Son of Floyd Rhodes and Sarah Rhodes of Fredericktown, Missouri. Brother of Leon, Clarence, Pauline, Helen Rhodes Pogue, Marie Rhodes Starkey and Nina Rhodes Frances.

Would like to know if there is anyone available that served with Roy. We have had very little contact with anyone since he was listed MIA. I attended the meeting in Washington DC last week. It was really good! Roy was with the F (Fox) company, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th ("Tropical Lighting") Infantry Division. He was just a few miles north of the small village of Yugong-ni on the Yong River. (Gary Rhodes, 2002)