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  PV2 James Bradley Upchurch    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"



Able 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 James Bradley Upchurch, US53017490, who died in the service of his country on April 25th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to KIA. At the time of his death James was 24 years of age. He was from Forbus, Tennessee. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 James Bradley Upchurch 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 Upchurch was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 25, 1951. Private Upchurch was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.

James is buried in the Knoxville National Cemetery 939 Tyson St NW in Knoxville, TN. Section B Site 5361.