35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SGT Benny San Nicolas Flores    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, SGT Benny San Nicolas Flores, who died in the service of his country on May 17th, 1966 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms. At the time of his death Benny was 35 years of age. Benny is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 7E, Line 70.

The decorations earned by SGT Benny San Nicolas Flores include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Benny was from Merizo, Guam. He was a former member of B,2/35th when stationed at Schofield and was one of the earliest Shotgunners deploying around March 15, 1963.

Benny died as a member of Company B, 2/8, 1st Cav Division during heavy fighting in the Vinh Thanh Valley.