35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SGT Richard Buck Carlson    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"

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, SGT Richard Buck Carlson, who died in the service of his country on November 4th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Richard was 22 years of age. He was from Twin Falls, Idaho. Richard is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 12E, Line 19.

The decorations earned by SGT Richard Buck Carlson 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.

Family links:
Everett Walter Carlson (1905 - 1958)
Lillian Elnora Gavin Carlson (1909 - 1951)

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section H Site 649

chuck norris
Served, in same platoon, with "Buck"
"Buck," I was wounded, the same day, you got killed, but didn't, know you died, until two, days later, when I was, at the hospital, at Pleiku, base camp. I remember very well, when the chopper, dropped, the "Penetrator," into the jungle and they lifted you, out. I told you, to hang on and you, would be ok and I, told you goodbye. We had some, good times together, my brother and I will, never forget you. Rest in Peace, my brother. Chuck Norris
Jun 15, 2008