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  SGT William Luther Calfee    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"



Item 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 William Luther Calfee, RA19440702, who died in the service of his country on July 4th, 1953 in North Korea, Outpost Dagmar. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 23 years of age. He was from King County, Washington. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by SGT William Luther Calfee 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.


Sergeant Calfee was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 4, 1953. Sergeant Calfee 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.

William was the son of James Wilson Calfee and Ruth Sutliff

Burial:Fort Lawton Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, #171

Sgt. Bill Calfee was killed by enemy fire while leading a night patrol around the front of Outpost Dagmar. His patrol encountered a large communist force on the way to attack the outpost. Bill was a good friend. He died on Independence Day, just three weeks before the cease fire. By a strange twist of fate, I missed leading the patrol that Bill took out that night. Bill Calfee--never forgotten by his comrades in the 3RD platoon of Item Company of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25TH Infantry Division. (Don Bills)