35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  PFC George Roller    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 George Roller, US52037277, who died in the service of his country on May 21st, 1951 in South Korea, Hill 329 north of Seoul. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death George was 24 years of age. He was from Jeannette, Pennsylvania. George's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC George Roller 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 Roller was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on May 21, 1951. Private First Class Roller 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 Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

He was my Uncle. They never told us how he got it or under what circumstances. They shipped his body home but it was a closed casket funeral. He tried to enlist at the end of WW2 but was told he had a punctured ear drum. When Korea started, that didn't matter to Truman. He wrote to my mother that he was on R&R and he had a gut feeling that his next patrol would be his last. By the time she received his letter he had been killed in action. (Dennis Palaski)

Jeannette Memorial Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA