35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SGT Frank David Bazell    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 Frank David Bazell, who died in the service of his country on March 1st, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Frank was 24 years of age. He was from Los Angeles, California. Frank is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 15E, Line 124.

The decorations earned by SGT Frank David Bazell include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Silver 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.

Previously, Frank survived a crash into the ocean. It was a military charter flight that was bringing him to his next assignment in Germany. The crash occurred on September 23, 1962 off the coast of Ireland. Twenty-eight people perished at sea.

Frank David Bazell is buried in Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary,
6001 W Centinela Ave Culver City, CA 90230. Buried beside him is his father, Arnold Archibald Bazell. This information was provided by Mrs. Gladys Stroud, Franks mother, on June 26, 2012. Thank you, Gladys.

March 31, 2017: Gladys celebrates her 100 birthday! She still drives her car!