35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Craig John Loftus    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"

Former Cacti
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, SP4 Craig John Loftus, who died in the service of his country on January 9th, 1969 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Craig was 20 years of age. He was from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Craig is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel W35, Line 62.

The decorations earned by SP4 Craig John Loftus include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

LRRP Ashcan 61

Craig was a former member of B,1/35th serving with the 75th Rangers at the time of his death.