35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC Francis Irwin    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"



How 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 Francis Irwin, 37544515, who died in the service of his country on May 13th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Francis was 27 years of age. He was from Raub, North Dakota.

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


Burial:
Memorial Congregational Church Cemetery
McLean County
North Dakota, USA

Francis was killed "in perimeter 200 yards east of Balete Pass."

Francis was a Native American, married to Flora, Black Tail, Wells. They had one daughter. He entered the service 28 December 1942.