35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PVT Kenneth Doyle Oldridge    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 Kenneth Doyle Oldridge, 37754616, who died in the service of his country on June 23rd, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Kenneth was 21 years of age. He was from Argonia, Kansas.

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

Ken, born in 1923, was a single farmer when he enlisted 10/26/44

Argonia Cemetery
Sumner County
Kansas, USA

From 3/35 Logs: "Company L sent strong patrol up left fork of Marang River. L Company patrol ran into strong resistance 1,000 yards east on left fork of river. Estimated 25 Japs and two LMGs. Also receiving small arms fire. Casualties, One KIA & Two WIA. After artillery prep, moved into area killing three Japs and capturing LMG."