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  1SG Benito Perez    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
2nd 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, 1SG Benito Perez, who died in the service of his country on August 2nd, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Mortar. At the time of his death Benito was 34 years of age. He was from Corpus Christi, Texas. Benito is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 09E, Line 100.

The decorations earned by 1SG Benito Perez include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, 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.


Also awarded The Purple Heart w/2 OLC