On 25 June 1950 the North Korean's "People's Army" launched a surprise attack on the Republic of Korea. Overwhelming the South Korean's defenses, driving steadily southward, they were in position to take the entire peninsula before Allied forces could intervene.  On 13 July the 35th landed at Pusan in relief of the beleaguered 24th Infantry Regiment. The 35th joined the fight and was instrumental in holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter, winning a Presidential Unit Citation in doing so. For the next several months the fighting raged with the Americans steadily pushing back against the North. Until the intervention by the Chinese again pushed the fighting to the south. Ending in stalemate and armistice, the Korean War was long referred to as the "Forgotten War". For those 35th Infantry Regiment men who fought there and for those who continue to serve under her banner, the sacrifices made by the men of the 35th Infantry Regiment will never be forgotten.

1950 - 1953

The Korean War