35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Richard James Callen    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"

Alpha 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 Richard James Callen, who died in the service of his country on August 7th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/ AW. At the time of his death Richard was 21 years of age. He was from Los Angeles, California. Richard is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 09E, Line 111.

The decorations earned by PFC Richard James Callen 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.

Richard is buried in the Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel,CA