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  PFC Jake A. Simmons    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Jake A. Simmons, who died in the service of his country on October 25th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Booby Trap. At the time of his death Jake was 19 years of age. He was from Baytown, Texas. Jake is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 11E, Line 105.

The decorations earned by PFC Jake A. Simmons include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

PATTY O'NEAL cousin 3287 W. MARKS MARKS, MS 38646 USA JAKE WAS ONE OF THE KINDEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A GOOD WORD TO SAY ABOUT EVERYONE. LIKE THEY SAY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN- ALWAYS OUR HEARTS. LOVE YOU. Jake was a quiet but friendly young man in high school. My husband and I attended Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown with Jake and his sister. When we received word of Jake's death in Viet Nam, we had gone back to our separate colleges; but we returned home to Baytown for Jake's funeral. It has been almost 30 years, but from time to time, Pat and I talk about what a really sweet guy Jake was ... a good, good person and friend. We miss him. We just want someone to know that he is missed. Posted by: Janice Whitten & Patrick Boyle Email: