35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PVT Aaron Junior Bourland    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"

Baker 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 Aaron Junior Bourland, who died in the service of his country on September 10th, 1943 in Vella Lavella, Kokolope Bay. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Aaron was 19 years of age. He was from Du Quoin, Illinois.

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

Died during operations against the enemy in the Kokolope Bay area

IOOF Cemetery
Du Quoin
Perry County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section B - 84 - 10