35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Michael Lee Dotson    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, PFC Michael Lee Dotson, who died in the service of his country on May 29th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Mortar. At the time of his death Michael was 20 years of age. He was from Ringgold, Georgia. Michael is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 21E, Line 11.

The decorations earned by PFC Michael Lee Dotson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.


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When and if I make it to heaven my friend, I am gonna look you up and maybe we can play a song together again
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James Rogers