PV2 Russell Eugene Swanson
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 Russell Eugene Swanson, RA17238951, who died in the service of his country on August 18th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death Russell was 20 years of age. He was from Big Lake, Minnesota. Russell's Military Occupation Specialty was 677-Military Policeman.
The decorations earned by PV2 Russell Eugene Swanson 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 Swanson was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 18, 1950. Private Swanson 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.
Son of Freeman Willam & Evelyn Katherine Norberg Swanson