35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


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  PFC Lawrence Joseph Sokolski    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"



Easy 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 Lawrence Joseph Sokolski, 33359768, who died in the service of his country on March 3rd, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Lawrence was 26 years of age. He was from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

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


Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Plains
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph was employed by American Steel Company prior to his military service. On October 16, 1941 he married Virginia Antoinette.