35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PVT William Henry Matthews    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"



Love 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, PVT William Henry Matthews, 39019527, who died in the service of his country on January 21st, 1943 in Guadalcanal. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 25 years of age. He was from Woodbine, Iowa.

The decorations earned by PVT William Henry Matthews include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.


Burial:
Woodbine Cemetery
Woodbine
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Blk II 2nd Addition Row 12