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  PFC Thomas George Sykora    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"



George 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 Thomas George Sykora, US55234602, who died in the service of his country on January 5th, 1953 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Thomas was 22 years of age. He was from Cook County, Illinois. Thomas' Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by PFC Thomas George Sykora 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 Sykora was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on January 5, 1953. Private First Class Sykora was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Pfc. U.S. Army, {US55234602}, Korean War-Pvt. Sykora was killed in action by small arms fire on 1-5-1953 while serving as a Light Weapons Infantryman with Co. G of the 35th Infantry Regiment.

He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sykora of 3146 South Kedvale Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and he enlisted with the Army in Chicago on 11-26-1951.

Burial:
Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Upright Marble Headstone