35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC Garnett Thomas Burton    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"



Charlie 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 Garnett Thomas Burton, 35465166, who died in the service of his country on May 12th, 1945 in Luzon, The Philippines. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Garnett was 24 years of age. He was from Salvisa, Kentucky.

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


Garnett was living in Indianapolis, IN when he entered the service on 12 August 1942. He was working for the Indianapolis Casket Company.

Burial:
Ebenezer Church of Christ Cemetery
Salvisa
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA