35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PV2 James John Rudick    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, PV2 James John Rudick, who died in the service of his country on March 18th, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as Mine. At the time of his death James was 18 years of age. He was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The decorations earned by PV2 James John Rudick 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.

Private Rudick was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On March 18, 1952, while gathering firewood in North Korea, he stepped on an enemy mine and was killed. Private Rudick was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

(By Richard Boulware)

Myself and Don Bugenschultz of S. Jordan, Utah were coming from our bunker which was next to Pvt.Rudicks when we heard an explosion and we seen Jim in front of his bunker. I believe Don was one who ventured out and retrieved Jim. Jim was a good buddy of members of our squad.

Saint John The Baptist Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA