The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Lloyd Kelley Brooks, who died in the service of his country on February 16th, 1953 in Korea. The cause of death was listed as Jeep Accident. At the time of his death Lloyd was 26 years of age. He was from South Charleston, West Virginia.
The decorations earned by PFC Lloyd Kelley Brooks 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 Brooks was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He lost control of his jeep on a sharp curve and fractured his skull. He was evacuated to the 44th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) where he died on February 16, 1953. Private First Class Brooks 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.
CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL PARK, SAINT ALBANS, WV
Published in the Charleston Gazette, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1951
Wanda Blizzard Weds
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Shock are
announcing the Aug. 2 marriage of
their daughter. Miss Wanda Maxine
Blizzard, to Pvt. Lloyd K. Brooks,
all of South Charleston. Chaplain
Harry P. Abbott performed the
ceremony in the chapel at Camp
Kilmer, N. J. Mrs. Brooks is an
employee of Stone and Thomas and
her husband, who formerly was
associated with the Barium Reduction
Corporation has reported for overseas
Published in the Charleston Gazette, Saturday April 25, 1953, page 8:
Set for Cousins
Killed in Service
Military rites will be conducted
tomorrow for two service men,
cousins, whose bodies were returned
on the same ship from Korea.
Pfc. Lloyd K. Brooks. 26. of
South Charleston, was killed in a
jeep accident Feb. 16 and Pfc. Melvin
R. Grounds, 19. of Webster
Springs, was killed in action July
Service for Pfc. Brooks will be
held at 2 p. m. at Degnan-Kittinger
mortuary in South .Charleston.
Rev. Leslie Stanley will officiate
and 'military rites will be conducted
at the graveside in Cunningham
Pfc. Brooks, who lived at 617
Second Ave., was employed as a
crane operator helper at Barium
Reduction Corp., South Charleston,
when he entered the service.
Pfc. Grounds was the son of Mrs.
Almeda Grounds of Webster Springs.