35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC William Jerome Hemskey    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"



George 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 William Jerome Hemskey, who died in the service of his country on April 15th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Other Causes (Non Hostile). At the time of his death William was 19 years of age. He was from Chicago, Illinois.

The decorations earned by PFC William Jerome Hemskey 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 First Class Hemskey was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He died of other causes on April 15, 1951 at the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Private First Class Hemskey 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.

William enlisted 19 January 1949

BURIAL LOCATION:SAINT MARYS CEMETERY, EVERGREEN PARK, IL

I grew up with Bill on the South side of Chicago, went to school and went to the shows Downtown, swam in Lake Michigan,walked around the Museum of Science and Industry until we were caught, the deterrents are still there, (12 Ft. off the ground on the small ledge.)