35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  SGT Irvin N. Betz    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"

Baker 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, SGT Irvin N. Betz, RA15257818, who died in the service of his country on September 1st, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Irvin was 20 years of age. He was from Cincinnati, Ohio. Irvin's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by SGT Irvin N. Betz include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, 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.

Irvin entered the service 4 December 1948.

Irvin Betz and I were very good friends We met in Otsu Japan in April 1949. We served totether he was Killed on "C"Ration Hill on the evening of Aug 31,1950. Irwin was on the out post and was shot 3 times. There were several of us very close. There was Roy Buel, Ralph Hay, a guy named Buckner.

Harley Coon