35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

Back    KIA Index    Search

  PFC Walter John Sparrow    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"

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 Walter John Sparrow, RA33831841, who died in the service of his country on September 24th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Walter was 25 years of age. He was from Ashland, Pennsylvania. Walter's Military Occupation Specialty was 4730-Disciplinary Guard.

The decorations earned by PFC Walter John Sparrow 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 Sparrow 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 24, 1950. Private First Class Sparrow 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.

Walter is buried in Saint Vincent De Paul Church, Frackville, PA

WW II Veteran

900th Base Depot Co


Army Serial Number (enlisted): 33831841

Date of Enlistment: 26 August 1943


Residence at Enlistment: ?

Grade at Enlistment:


Source: Civil Life


Education: 1 year of high school

1930 Census

Name: Walter Sparrow Jr.

Parents: Walter Sparrow (Lithuania)?

1930 Residence: Ashland, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania

Also listed as Walter in Battleground Korea The Story of the 25th Infantry Division In Memoriam section.