35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  CPL Delbert Ray Brockmeyer    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, CPL Delbert Ray Brockmeyer, who died in the service of his country on June 3rd, 1968 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Grenade. At the time of his death Delbert was 20 years of age. He was from Ava, Illinois. Delbert is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 61W, Line 23.

The decorations earned by CPL Delbert Ray Brockmeyer include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

Corporal Brockmeyer was a member of my platoon on the evening of 3 Jun 68. I was positioned about 10 meters to his left at the time of his death. I was a lieutenant with Co. C, 1/35th. Corporal Brockmeyer was, like every man I knew in that unit, a brave soldier.

James Cooke

Delbert is buried in the West Point Lutheran Church cemetery between Ava and Sparta, IL. The grave is in SW corner.