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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Willie Francis Jr., who died in the service of his country on June 21st, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Booby Trap (Wounded 06/17/1966). At the time of his death Willie was 23 years of age. He was from Franklin, Louisiana. Willie is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 8E, Line 71.
Willie Francis Jr Buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Franklin, LA. Franklin is located in extreme south central Louisiana about 50 miles southeast of Lafayette. Take exit 103 (Rt 90 S) off of I-10. Go south on Rt 90 about 50 miles to Franklin. The VA Headstone Application for Willie Francis says that he is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Franklin. The exact location of this cemetery in Franklin could not be confirmed by internet sources.