35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC James Leon Masters    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 James Leon Masters, 34809605, who died in the service of his country on April 26th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death James was 28 years of age. He was from Hopewell, Alabama.

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


Burial:
Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
Hopewell
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA

James died when company position was hit by 25 rounds of enemy artillery. He enlisted 16 June 1943.