35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  PVT Robert Mercado Ortega    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"

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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, PVT Robert Mercado Ortega, 39423928, who died in the service of his country on May 24th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Robert was 19 years of age. He was from Fresno, California.

The decorations earned by PVT Robert Mercado Ortega include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Robert entered the service 31 August 1944.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial