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  PFC Fred Dwayne Wilmuth    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 Fred Dwayne Wilmuth, RA19326067, who died in the service of his country on September 12th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Fred was 19 years of age. He was from Riverside, California. Fred's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Fred Dwayne Wilmuth 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.

Fred entered the service 26 October 1948.

Born in Arizona, family moved to Imperial County, California.
Son of John Richard Wilmuth and Winnie Davis Hearn Wilmuth, brother John R. Wilmuth, Junior. His father was born in Texas.

Sacramento Bee (CA) 3 Oct 1950
GI's Father Is Sought So Casualty Telegram Can Be Delivered
The police have been asked by the authorities of the McClellan Air Force Base to aid in efforts to find John Richard Wilmuth, father of Private First Class Fred P. Wilmuth.
The detectives were notified the father is sought so a telegram from the casualty section of the personnel action branch of the adjutant general's office in Washington, DC, may be delivered.
The family recently lived at the rear of 2660 Twenty Sixth Avenue.
Big Spring Daily Herald, 29 Oct 1950
Nephew Killed In Korean Fighting
Mrs. J. H. Boden, route No. 2, has learned that a nephew, Dwayne Wilmuth, was killed in action in Korea on Sept. 12. Surviving are his father and sister, Mrs. Vivian Parker, who reside in California. He has a brother in service and from whom no word has been received in a long time.

Thursday, October 12, 1950 Casa Grande, Arizona Casa Grande Dispatch
Dwayne Wilmuth Killed in Korea
Dwayne Wilmuth of Casa Grande was reported this week killed in action in Korea on September 12th where he was serving in the infantry of the U. S. Army. Dwayne made his home in Casa Grande with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Douglass, for several years and attended school here. He graduated from Eloy Elementary School in 1948 and enlisted in the army in October, 1948, at the age of 16. The last time he was home on furlough was August of 1949.