35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Manuel Vaillido Trevino    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 Manuel Vaillido Trevino, who died in the service of his country on January 21st, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Manuel was 22 years of age. He was from San Antonio, Texas. Manuel is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 14E, Line 65.

The decorations earned by PFC Manuel Vaillido Trevino include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, 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.

Buried in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Plot X 2874. Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery is located on the north edge of Ft. Sam. (address is 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd). Ft. Sam is located in the central west side of San Antonio. It is just west of exit 163 of I-35.

Manuel died with three others at BR 728608 during an assault on a CAVE COMPLEX 12 KM EAST OF VINH THANH AFLD