PV2 William Ward Nolze
In memory of our fallen brother
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
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 William Ward Nolze, US51024438, who died in the service of his country on April 24th, 1951 in the vicinity of Chonehong-ni, South Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death William was 23 years of age. He was from New Jersey. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PV2 William Ward Nolze 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.
Private Nolze was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 24, 1951. Private Nolze was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge,the Silver Star, 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.
CREST HAVEN MEMORIAL PARK, CLIFTON, NJ
Private Nolze received the Silver Star for outstanding service against the enemy near Chonehong-ni, Korea, while serving with Company I, 35th Infantry Regiment, a part of the 25th Infantry Division.
Nolzes unit was under strong attack from a numerically superior enemy force. As his comrades began to displace to alternate positions, he remained at his forward post to establish a base of covering fire.
Firing methodically into the enemy ranks, he inflicted numerous casualties and held off the remaining enemy until the withdrawal had been completed. When he was last seen, he was engaging the enemy who had surrounded his position.
Nolzes courage, indefatigable spirit and unremitting devotion to duty were an inspiration to his fellow soldiers and are in keeping with the historic traditions of the United States Army.