The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 John "Jack" William Christensen, RA28715040, who died in the service of his country on August 5th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death John "Jack" was 22 years of age. He was from Sidney, Montana. John "Jack"'s Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PV2 John "Jack" William Christensen include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, 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.
John entered the service 26 July 1949.
SIDNEY CEMETERY, SIDNEY, MT
Jack Christensen was one of my friends and classmates in Sidney High School, in Sidney Montana where we started as freshmen in 1941. He wasnt a very big guy but was powerful for his size. He was always surrounded by friends and had the attitude that life should always be fun. Jack had a younger brother Albert His mother was well known in the community where she worked in the local JC Pennys store and ran a beauty shop at one time too (If my 50 some years of recollection still close) Glenn Mavity 722 3rd St. SW Sidney, Montana 59270
Posthumous Honor To Be Accorded Montana Soldier Fort Lewis, Wash , Jan. 26 (AP)Relatives of six soldiers who died heroically will receive posthumous medals Saturday at Fort Lewis in one of the largest award ceremonies in the posts history. A silver star will go posthumously to PFC Jack W. Christensen. It will be accepted by his mother Mrs. Mary Christensen of Sidney, Mont. Christensen died in Korea. Isolated when his company was overrun, he remained in his foxhole and fought until mortally wounded. (Independent Record, 26 Jan 1951)