35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Merlin Francis Caldwell    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"

Bravo 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, PFC Merlin Francis Caldwell, who died in the service of his country on May 22nd, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Merlin was 20 years of age. He was from Pasedena, Texas. Merlin is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 20E, Line 82.

The decorations earned by PFC Merlin Francis Caldwell include: the Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

Merlin is buried at Buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. Plot 2B 0 3125