35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Thurman Othel Rhodes    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 Thurman Othel Rhodes, 18192309, who died in the service of his country on March 15th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Thurman was 20 years of age. He was from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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

Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Pearl Rhodes, Mother, 136 N. E. 11th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 4, 1924. Enlisted October 23,1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended Roosevelt Junior High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Central Christian Church, Oklahoma City. Served in Guadalcanal and New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Highly commended and praised by his Commanding Officer for his fine character and morale. Died March 15, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: 3, 1486-B