35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PV2 George Curtis Rankins    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"



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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 George Curtis Rankins, US52066777, who died in the service of his country on September 19th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death George was 22 years of age. He was from Roderfield, West Virginia. George's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 George Curtis Rankins 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 Rankins was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 19, 1951. Private Rankins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Burial:
Iaeger Memorial Cemetery
Roderfield
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA