35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SSG John Spalink Jr    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"

King 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, SSG John Spalink Jr, 16103617, who died in the service of his country on February 4th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death John was 23 years of age. He was from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The decorations earned by SSG John Spalink Jr include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Woodlawn Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: BLOCK 06 Lot :42 Space :1