35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL Herbert Donald Huffman    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"

King 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, CPL Herbert Donald Huffman, RA16379238, who died in the service of his country on July 9th, 1952 in vicinity Heartbreak Ridge, in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Herbert was 19 years of age. He was from Flint, Michigan. Herbert's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Herbert Donald Huffman 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.

Corporal Huffman 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 9, 1952. Corporal Huffman 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.

Burial Location: Sunset Hills Cemetery Flint, Michigan.

Herbert had two brothers who were also serving during the time Herbert died. Samuel Huffman was in the Navy as a hospital man third class serving aboard the aircraft carrier Wasp. James Huffman was a PFC in the Army and served in Korea between July and September 1950. He was wounded in action in August of 1950. At the time of Herbert's death he was stationed in Germany with the Military Police.Herbert's body was transported from Korea aboard the Loma Victory, into the port of San Francisco where it was met by his brothers, so they could escort his body home. Herbert had two buddies he chummed around with that also died within a month of each other. One of them, Pvt. Bill Stewart, was on the Loma Victory with Herbert.