35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  SGT James M. Conger    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 James M. Conger, RA15277667, who died in the service of his country on November 27th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Captured-Died nonbattle. At the time of his death James was 21 years of age. He was from Greenfield, Indiana. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 2745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by SGT James M. Conger 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.


Sergeant First Class Conger was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950 and died while a prisoner on June 30, 1951. Sergeant First Class Conger was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, 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.

I remember Jim from early school years. He didn't have an easy time of it growing up but he was a good guy. One heck of a good softball player. (Vennis Campbell)

James' remains may have been recovered as he is listed as buried at:

Park Cemetery
Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana