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  PFC Jack Donelson Porter    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, PFC Jack Donelson Porter, who died in the service of his country on August 16th, 1951 in Korea. The cause of death was listed as Drowned. At the time of his death Jack was 20 years of age. He was from Cedar Bluff, Virginia.

The decorations earned by PFC Jack Donelson Porter 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 Porter was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On August 16, 1951, he drowned with unknown circumstances near Malsan-ni, Korea. Private Porter was awarded the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

BURIAL LOCATION, SMITH CEMETERY, CEDAR BLUFF, VA