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"We 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, 2LT Mel Ernest Salazar Jr., who died in the service of his country on January 19th, 1970 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Mel was 20 years of age. He was from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mel is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 14W, Line 47.
Mel is buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetry, Plot 0-680. R.I.P. Mel