35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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   Neil Lindsey Boteler    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"

How Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

"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, Neil Lindsey Boteler, who died in the service of his country on January 15th, 1943 in Guadalcanal. At the time of his death Neil was 23 years of age. He was from Hartselle, Alabama.

The decorations earned by Neil Lindsey Boteler include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Neil was born June 15, 1919 in Hartselle, Alabama.He graduated from Walker County High School in Jasper, Alabama and was working in Anniston, Alabama at Fort McClellan when he volunteered and joined
the Army on April 7, 1941. He had training at Camp Wheeler,Georgia and Camp Blanding, Florida. He also had two brothers who faught in WWII. Paul D. Boteler who faught in Europe and was wounded in Germany. and David F. Boteler who served in the South Pacific. His remains were never recovered.He has a memorial tombstone in the Hartselle cemetery.