Class XIII Biographies
Inducted in 2021
  

Major Norman C. Carey

1918-2008

 

MAJ Norman C. Carey, an Ohio native, commanded Co A, 320th Infantry, from December of 1944 until the end of World War II. He was awarded his first Silver Star for gallantry in action at Reinheim, Germany, during the Battle of the Bulge, and his second Silver Star a short time later for heroism during a battle at Oubourcy, Belgium when his company captured an entire German battalion. He remained in the Army Reserve at the end of World War II, reaching the rank of Major. He practiced law for the rest of his life, served as President of the 35th Division Association in 2002, and was active in many community organizations. He was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. He died in 2008 and was buried in Springfield, Ohio.

 

Second Lieutenant John Fling

1892 - 1972

 

2LT John H. Fling, Co I, 138th Infantry, received the Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership under fire and while wounded during the battle of the Meuse-Argonne at Cheppy, France, on September 26-27, 1918. As the unit’s First Sergeant, he took over when the company commander was killed, withdrew and reorganized the unit, and then advanced it over a gassed area, even though he couldn’t wear a mask because of his wounds. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant after World War I action ended. He also received the French Croix De Guerre, the Purple Heart, and the WW I Victory Medal for action at the Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, and Defensive Sector. A Kansas City business owner after the war, he died in 1972.

 

Private First-Class Keith Bullock

1925 - 2009

 

PFC Keith N. Bullock, Headquarters, Co, 137th Infantry Regiment, served in front line combat with the 35th Infantry Division for 264 days and 1600 combat miles during World War II. He saw action from St. Lo, France to the push into Germany as a Forward Scout in the 137th Infantry Regiment S-2 Section, constantly patrolling, calling in mortar and artillery fire, and providing information on German Army activities. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and others. After the war, he was active in the 35th Division Association until his death in 2009. He served as President of the 35th Division Association in 1998. He was also the leader of the 137th Infantry Regimental Association until his death, organizing reunions and ensuring that the 137th Inf Regt heroes were not forgotten.


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