The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Daniel Monson White, US51129657, who died in the service of his country on July 4th, 1953 in North Korea, Outpost Dagmar. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death Daniel was 22 years of age. He was from Kingston, New York. Daniel's Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.
The decorations earned by PFC Daniel Monson White 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.
WHITE - Cpl. Daniel Monson,
killed in action on July 4, 1953, at Sanhu Dong, Korea, beloved husband of Marily White (nee Genther), son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Haley White; brother of John and Frank White; Mrs. George Trinkle and Elizabeth White; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Monson Haley. Funeral services will be held from the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 27 Smith avenue, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Lars H. Lillestolen, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment in Montrepose Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time Friday. (The Kingstong Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, Friday, Evening, November 13, 1953, p. 2, Col. 1 & 2)
Private First Class White was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. During the defense of Seoul, on the night of July 4, 1953, he was on a patrol north of Outpost Dagmar (Hill 355) in North Korea when he was killed by enemy small arms fire. Private First Class White 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 (Second Award) and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.