35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association


Back    KIA Index    Search

  PFC Lawrence T. Truett    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, PFC Lawrence T. Truett, 14013889, who died in the service of his country on January 10th, 1943 in Guadalcanal. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Lawrence was 20 years of age. He was from Winter Park, Florida.

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


Burial:
Palm Cemetery
Winter Park
Orange County
Florida, USA

PFC Truett was KIA at Guadalcanal. He was a resident of 1504 Michigan Ave, Winter Park.

His remains arrived in Orlando five years after his death, March 5, 1948 and his funeral was held graveside, March 7, 1948.

Source: Carey Hand Funeral Home Records, Orlando, Florida Register Volume 32 January 1, 1947 - November 10, 1948, p. 413.