35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SFC Walter Alfred Mattson    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"

George 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, SFC Walter Alfred Mattson, RA06569380, who died in the service of his country on August 6th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Walter was 33 years of age. He was from Spokane County, Washington. Walter's Military Occupation Specialty was 2745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by SFC Walter Alfred Mattson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

Walter was a WWII veteran.

Originally from Evansville, Minnesota, worked in Canada, settled in Spokane, Washington, where he enlisted in the Army in 1936.