35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  SGT Merlin Francis Peters    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"

George 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, SGT Merlin Francis Peters, who died in the service of his country on October 21st, 1944 in New Caledonia. The cause of death was listed as Non-Hostile. At the time of his death Merlin was 21 years of age. He was from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The decorations earned by SGT Merlin Francis Peters include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Merlin died from reaction to egg yolks during disease vaccinations. He worked for the Chicago and North Western Railroad prior to entering service.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: N 40