35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Kevin J. Hilaman    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"

Delta Company
35th Infantry Regiment
War on Terror

"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, SP4 Kevin J. Hilaman, who died in the service of his country on June 26th, 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms Fire. At the time of his death Kevin was 28 years of age. He was from Albany, California.

The decorations earned by SP4 Kevin J. Hilaman include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart,

Hilaman's father Bernard Hilaman told ABC7 his son was on his third tour oversees after re-enlisting last year. The first two tours were in Iraq. "The first two, he was happy to serve his country and do what he needed to do," said Bernard, who described his son as being "nervous" about his latest deployment to Afghanistan in April.

Hilaman's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal, the Purple Heart and the Army Achievement medal. He joined the Army in March 2003 as an infantryman.

Kevin Hilaman and his wife Sara lived in Berkeley and Albany for a time before moving to Hawaii. Hilaman is originally from Citrus Heights in the Sacramento area. Besides his wife, Hilaman is survived by his parents and a young stepson.