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  2LT Andrew Gurdine Hansen Jr    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"



Able 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, 2LT Andrew Gurdine Hansen Jr, O2263214, who died in the service of his country on September 21st, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Andrew was 28 years of age. He was from Lake Of The Woods County, Minnesota. Andrew's Military Occupation Specialty was 1542.

The decorations earned by 2LT Andrew Gurdine Hansen Jr 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.


Second Lieutenant Hansen was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Initially, he served as a corporal, then sergeant. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on August 22, 1950 and returned to duty on November 18, 1950. He was seriously wounded again on April 18, 1951 and returned on June 15, 1951. For his outstanding leadership, he was given a battlefield promotion to second lieutenant. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 21, 1951. Second Lieutenant Hansen was awarded the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, 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.

Burial::
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: C-16, 0, 11132