35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Charles Lawrence Riley    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 Charles Lawrence Riley, ER16293055, who died in the service of his country on January 21st, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Captured-Died POW. At the time of his death Charles was 22 years of age. He was from Ferndale, Michigan. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 4641-Field Wireman.

The decorations earned by PFC Charles Lawrence Riley 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 Riley was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on January 21, 1951 and died while a prisoner on July 27, 1951. Private First Class Riley was awarded the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Charles full unit was HHC,3rd Bn. His remains were repatriated, date unknown. On official records, burial location cited as Royal Oak, Michigan, but actual cemetery is in Berkley, Michigan.