35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Earl G. Light    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, PFC Earl G. Light, 37619623, who died in the service of his country on February 7th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Earl was 28 years of age. He was from Reynolds County, Missouri.

The decorations earned by PFC Earl G. Light include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Earl was awarded a Silver Star. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery but also has a gravestone in his family's cemetery the Polk Memorial Cemetery in Ellington, MO.

Earl was a member of Company G's Light Machine Gun section and was killed in the battle of Lupao.