35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PVT Melvin J. Krell    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 Melvin J. Krell, 36915978, who died in the service of his country on May 9th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Melvin was 18 years of age. He was from Wauconda, Illinois.

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


Melvin is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.