35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PVT Harry Pierce McAninch    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, PVT Harry Pierce McAninch, 18079485, who died in the service of his country on January 14th, 1943 in Guadalcanal. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Harry was 19 years of age. He was from Dallas, Texas.

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

Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Harry and his mother and brother lived with his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bettie Wright, in both the 1930 and 1940 censuses.

Harry was graduated from Highland Park High School. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay and of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. He joined the army shortly after graduation from high school in January 1942. He served in Hawaii almost a year before he was killed in action on Guadalcanal. He served with the 35th Infantry Division. His serial number was ASN 18079485.