35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Gerald Oscar Toy    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 Gerald Oscar Toy, who died in the service of his country on November 28th, 1966 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Gerald was 20 years of age. He was from Los Angeles, California. Gerald is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 12E, Line 128.

The decorations earned by PFC Gerald Oscar Toy 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.

The following information was supplied by Gerald's mother, Mary A Toy.

We were very proud of our son Jerry. He was always very athletic; loved water skiing as a youngster. Also played varsity high school football. His favorite activity was Pheasant and Quail hunting with his Dad and younger brother George. We raised and trained bird dogs. Jerry was very proud of his Browning over and under which he paid for himself. He also loved riding his sister Jackie's horse.

Jerry is buried in:

Eternal Valley Memorial Park
Newhall, California

Thanks for being so thoughtful and knowing our Heroes are not forgotten.