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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Dayton Leroy Caplinger, RA16313145, who died in the service of his country on September 25th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Dayton was 19 years of age. He was from Franklin, Indiana. Dayton's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
Private First Class Caplinger was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 25, 1950. Private First Class Caplinger was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.