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  PFC James J. Trione    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"



Charlie 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 James J. Trione, US53135782, who died in the service of his country on May 31st, 1953 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death James was 21 years of age. He was from Daphne, Alabama. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by PFC James J. Trione 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 Trione was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on May 31, 1953. Private First Class Trione was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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. (From The Fairhope Courier, June 11, 1953) PFC James J Trione, son of well known Daphne resident Mrs. Carrie Trione, has been killed in action in Korea. The tragic news came to Mrs. Trione by telegram Thursday. PFC Trione entered the Army last October and arrived in Korea in March. He was serving with the 25th Infantry Division, now the senior American division on the peninsula. In civilian life Trione attended McGill Institute, of which he is a graduate. He was later employed as a merchant seaman by the Alcoa Steamship Company of Mobile. He was home for a short visit with his mother and other relatives prior to being transferred to Korea. Besides his mother, he is survived by his grandmother Mrs. Annie Trione of Daphne. Burial: Belforest Catholic Cemetery (Near Daphne) Daphne Baldwin County Alabama, USA