35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Terry Michael Elshire    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"

Bravo 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 Terry Michael Elshire, who died in the service of his country on May 21st, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Accidental Self-Destruction (Cleaning.45 Pistol). At the time of his death Terry was 19 years of age. He was from Joliet, Montana. Terry is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 20E, Line 73.

The decorations earned by SP4 Terry Michael Elshire include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Terry is buried in the Joliet Cemetery, Joliet, Montana

Terry was cleaning his .45 when it accidentally discharged,