35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SGT William Gregory Silva    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, SGT William Gregory Silva, 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 William was 21 years of age. He was from East Providence, Rhode Island. William is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 21E, Line 16.

The decorations earned by SGT William Gregory Silva 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.

Ronald Silva
116 Lazywood Lane
Swansea, Mass 02777 USA
My Brother
My Brother My Friend,you left us 39 years ago on May 29,1967,you were only 21,each and everyday your in my thought's and will always live on in my heart. You went to war as a boy you died a Man and will always be a HERO, Your Greatly missed by all !

Bill was the youngest of seven children of Claude and Georgina Silva. Six brothers, George, Jerry, Jim, Tom, Ron and one sister, Claudette.
Although we miss our brother Bill very much and always will we are also very proud of him.
Medals awarded to Bill were:
Bronze Star Medal with V for Heroism
Purple Heart
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Vietnam Military Merit Medal
Posted by: Claudette Moniz
Relationship: He is my brother