35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC William Robert LeGarde    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"



HHC 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, PFC William Robert LeGarde, 39074725, who died in the service of his country on May 18th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 28 years of age. He was from Represa, California.

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


William was a high school teacher in civilian life.
He was born in Minnesota. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery. He entered service 11 April 1944.