35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Bennie Frayland Draper    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, PFC Bennie Frayland Draper, 37135799, who died in the service of his country on June 23rd, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as Truck Accident. At the time of his death Bennie was 26 years of age. He was from Caruthersville, Missouri.

The decorations earned by PFC Bennie Frayland Draper include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Per 3/35 Operation Log, Bennie was killed when an engineers deuce and a half truck overturned.