35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Donald Larry Keeter    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"

Alpha Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Donald Larry Keeter, who died in the service of his country on November 13th, 1968 in Plieku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Rocket/Mortar. At the time of his death Donald was 23 years of age. He was from Charlotte, North Carolina. Donald is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 39W, Line 60.

The decorations earned by SP4 Donald Larry Keeter include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

(Don Wrote The Following Poem While In Vietnam)

Remember Me

Remember me when flowers bloom early in the Spring.
Remember me on sunny days in the fun that summer brings.
Remember me in the Fall as you walk through the leaves of gold.
And in the wintertime, remember me in the stories that are told.
But most of all, remember me each day, right from the start.
I will forever be near-For I live within your heart.

Donald L Keeter
Company A, 1/35th

Don is buried at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC