35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Salvador M.L. Banaga Jr.    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 Salvador M.L. Banaga Jr., who died in the service of his country on February 9th, 1968 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Salvador was 22 years of age. He was from Holtville, California. Salvador is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 38E, Line 47.

The decorations earned by PFC Salvador M.L. Banaga Jr. include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, 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.

Salvador is buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Calexico, CA.