35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

Back    KIA Index    Search

  PFC Eugene Leroy Burbey    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 Eugene Leroy Burbey, who died in the service of his country on September 22nd, 1969 in Not Applicable, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Malaria, Died at Walter Reed. At the time of his death Eugene was 22 years of age. He was from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Eugene is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 18W, Line 124.

The decorations earned by PFC Eugene Leroy Burbey include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Eugene is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Kenosha, WI
(His ARCOM Citation)

The Army Commendation Medal Is Presented To Private First Class Eugene L Burbey

For the performance of exceptionally meritorious service in support of the United States objectives in the counterinsurgency effort in the Republic of Vietnam. Through his outstanding professional competence and devotion to duty, he consistently obtained superior results. Working long and arduous hours, he set an example that inspired his associates to strive for maximum achievement. The loyalty, initiative, and will to succeed that he demonstrated at all times materially contributed to the successful accomplishment of the mission of this command. His performance was in keeping with the best traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.