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  PFC Vernon Francis Rodel    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"



Easy 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 Vernon Francis Rodel, RA13284810, who died in the service of his country on September 3rd, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Vernon was 19 years of age. He was from CapeMay County, New Jersey. Vernon's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Vernon Francis Rodel 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 Rodel was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 3, 1950. Corporal Rodel 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.

Buried in the Beverly National Cemetery 916 Bridgeboro Rd in Beverly, NJ. Section K Site 40. (visited by Jim Hall 2004)