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