35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  PV2 Louis Markitello    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"

Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean 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 Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 Louis Markitello, who died in the service of his country on December 16th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as Fever. At the time of his death Louis was 23 years of age. He was from Oakland, California.

The decorations earned by PV2 Louis Markitello include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Private Markitello was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He contracted epidemic hemorrhagic fever and was taken to the 21st Evacuation Hospital in Pusan, South Korea where he died on December 16, 1951. Private Markitello was awarded the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: R, 2322