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PFC Charles Franklin “Tom” Bird

PFC Charles Franklin “Tom” Bird

Birth
Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 19 Sep 1950 (aged 17)
South Korea
Burial Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 58875591 · View Source
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From 35th Infantry Regiment Association website:

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 Charles F. Bird, RA12349502, who died in the service of his country on September 19th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Charles was 17 years of age. He was from Rome, New York. Charles' Military Occupation Specialty was 4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 Charles F. Bird include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, 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 First Class Bird was a member of Dog Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Masan at the southwest corner of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea on September 19, 1950. For his leadership and valor, Private First Class Bird was awarded the Bronze Star, 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.

Charles was known as "Tom"


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  • Created by: A Marine Daughter
  • Added: 19 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58875591
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Charles Franklin “Tom” Bird (21 Sep 1932–19 Sep 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58875591, citing Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by A Marine Daughter (contributor 46506165) .