PV2 Eliazar Franco
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 Eliazar Franco, RA19357373, who died in the service of his country on January 29th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Eliazar was 20 years of age. He was from Calexico, California. Eliazar's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PV2 Eliazar Franco 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 Franco was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on January 29, 1951. Private Franco was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Birth: Apr. 15, 1930
Death: Jan. 29, 1951, South Korea
Son of Elijio and Ramona (Sanchez) Franco.
Oakwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles County