35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Eduardo Aranda-Santos    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, SP4 Eduardo Aranda-Santos, who died in the service of his country on March 31st, 1968 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Eduardo was 21 years of age. He was from Santurce, Puerto Rico. Eduardo is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 47E, Line 19.

The decorations earned by SP4 Eduardo Aranda-Santos 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.

Eduardo is buried in the National Cemetery in Bayamon, PR., Plot E-250.