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"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
"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 Richard Eugene Smelcer, RA16327025, who died in the service of his country on September 14th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Richard was 17 years of age. He was from Five Points, Wisconsin. Richard's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
Private Smelcer 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 14, 1950. Private Smelcer 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.