35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Donald J. Richardson    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 Donald J. Richardson, RA15418163, who died in the service of his country on November 25th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Donald was 20 years of age. He was from Northfield, Indiana. Donald's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Donald J. Richardson 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 Richardson was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 25, 1950. Private First Class Richardson 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. His friends called him "Boggie."

Donald Richardson (Boggie) was my dearest and closest friend. On the day he was killed, I carried him a short distance and tried to help him stop the bleeding. He died in my arms, November 25,1950. I will carry his memory to my grave. God bless the family who had such a wonderful son. We were side by side from August of 1950 until his death. I escaped the Chinese trap along with 15 other men from Company B 35th Infantry. On the 25th of January 1951 I was critically wounded the second time and was removed from the Korean War. (Maxcy P Brown)