35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PV2 William Jackson Duncan    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"



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, PV2 William Jackson Duncan, RA15072253, who died in the service of his country on August 31st, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 28 years of age. He was from Winifrede, West Virginia. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 William Jackson Duncan 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 Duncan 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 31, 1950. Private Duncan 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.

WW II Veteran Date of Enlistment: 18 December 1941 Place of Enlistment: FT HAYES COLUMBUS OHIO
Residence at Enlistment: KANAWHA COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA Born: Winefrede, Kanawha, WEST VIRGINIA
Parents: William E & Dellie McCormick