35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC David W. Robustellini    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
2nd 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 David W. Robustellini, who died in the service of his country on September 1st, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death David was 21 years of age. He was from Montague, California. David is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 10E, Line 61.

The decorations earned by PFC David W. Robustellini include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Silver 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.

David is buried at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Yreka, CA

David was wounded 07/31/66. He died at Clark AFB Hospital

We shared so much together, we were team mates, football, track and most sports.Your death shook my world. I followed you there in 1967 and always wonder why I came home and you did not.I speak of you often, my children, adults now, have visited you and brought to me some rememberences of you from the Wall.

Posted by: Rod Stewart

I still miss you so much. In my mind I can still see you the last time I saw you standing in my door. The tears and pain still linger.
Posted by: Nancy Robustellini Methvin