Private Queen was a member of the 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 4, 1952. Private Queen was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, the Combat Infantrymans 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.
Mobile Baptist Church Cemetery, Copperhill, Fannin County, Georgia.
Ruff was my great uncle. I remember being told that he was an excellent fiddle and guitar player. He served in Company I, 279th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division. I remember Ruff’s mother showing me his medals, and I remember that he was also awarded a bronze star. Attached is a photo of Ruff.
-Submitted by his grandnephew, Roy Queen
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 20 November 1930
- Date of death: 4 July 1952
- County: Polk
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Mobile Baptist Church Cemetery, Copperhill, Fannin County, Georgia
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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