35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Coties Ree Sowell    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"

Charlie 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 Coties Ree Sowell, who died in the service of his country on November 18th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Booby Trap. At the time of his death Coties was 21 years of age. He was from San Augustine, Texas. Coties is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 30E, Line 19.

The decorations earned by PFC Coties Ree Sowell include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.


From Task Force Oregon Logs;
"C,2/35 at BS 758538 at 0945 had one man step on booby-trapped 155 mm round rigged for detonation. Results: 3 US WHA, 1 Serious, All Med Evac"

That grid is 2 km E-SE of Mo Duc Afld.