35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PV2 Ira Leon Hardy 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, PV2 Ira Leon Hardy Jr, RA25723160, who died in the service of his country on June 6th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Ira was 18 years of age. He was from Idabel, Oklahoma. Ira's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 Ira Leon Hardy 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.

Ira entered the service July, 1950.

Denison Cemetery
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA