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  PFC Donald Eugene Hamilton    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, PFC Donald Eugene Hamilton, who died in the service of his country on May 14th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Grenade Accident. At the time of his death Donald was 24 years of age. He was from Athens, Illinois.

The decorations earned by PFC Donald Eugene Hamilton include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Private Hamilton was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On May 14, 1951, while moving into his combat position, a hand grenade in his carrier pouch accidentally exploded. He was taken to the battalion aid station at Song-ni, South Korea where he died. Private Hamilton was awarded the Combat Infantrymans 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

OLD WEST CEMETERY, ATHENS, IL