35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PV2 Sheldon Alston Sherwood    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"

Easy Company
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 Sheldon Alston Sherwood, US51126653, who died in the service of his country on August 10th, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as WIA by missile-Hospitalized-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Sheldon was 21 years of age. He was from Camillus, New York. Sheldon's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 Sheldon Alston Sherwood 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 Sherwood was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on June 22, 1952 and returned to duty on July 6, 1952. He was seriously wounded again on August 2, 1952 and died of those wounds on August 10, 1952. Private Sherwood was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.