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  SGT Clyde Eudean Whitaker    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 Clyde Eudean Whitaker, RA15271667, who died in the service of his country on November 27th, 1950 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Clyde was 23 years of age. He was from Alger, Ohio. Clyde's Military Occupation Specialty was 2745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by SGT Clyde Eudean Whitaker 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 Whitaker was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day. His remains were not recovered. Sergeant First Class Whitaker 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.

Clyde (nick named Tiny by the family) was my Uncle. I was only nine when he went MIA, but I still remember him riding his motorcycle and taking all of us for a ride. Missed very much by his family even today. (Ronnie Wright)