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  PV2 John Edward Saunders    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 John Edward Saunders, RA17240756, who died in the service of his country on September 16th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death John was 19 years of age. He was from Council Bluffs, Iowa. John's Military Occupation Specialty was 5729-Pioneer.

The decorations earned by PV2 John Edward Saunders 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 Saunders was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 16, 1950. Private Saunders 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 Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

John was a member of the 65th Eng Bn supporting the 35th Inf.

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA