35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Gerald John De Flora    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"

Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean 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 Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Gerald John De Flora, RA21929304, who died in the service of his country on March 10th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM). At the time of his death Gerald was 19 years of age. He was from The Bronx, New York. Gerald's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC Gerald John De Flora include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Private First Class De Flora was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on March 7, 1951 and died of those wounds on March 10.

He was known as "Gerry".

Buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. Section L Site 24827