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   Samuel Lee Ketchum    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"



Dog 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, Samuel Lee Ketchum, RA19339400, who died in the service of his country on August 19th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Samuel was 19 years of age. He was from Los Angeles County, California. Samuel's Military Occupation Specialty was 4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by Samuel Lee Ketchum 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 Ketchum was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 19, 1950. Private Ketchum 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.

.Buried in the Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA. Section P Site 2371.