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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, SFC Donald Bartholomew Atherton, RA31377200, who died in the service of his country on August 28th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Donald was 26 years of age. He was from El Paso County, Colorado. Donald's Military Occupation Specialty was 2745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.
Sergeant First Class Atherton was a member of Baker Company of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in South Korea on August 21, 1950 and died of those wounds on August 28, 1950. Sergeant First Class Atherton was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.