As of now our reunion will go on as planned. Saying that, we should be aware that the current situation if it continues into the summer could impact us. Those members who make reservations or already have made them can always cancel. Im sure the airlines will cooperate, although travel insurance may be a good investment. I do believe that well have the reunion, but we probably wont have a good idea until maybe July or August. Don Johnson

President's Message

Welcome to the 35th Infantry Regiment (CACTI) Association website.

Here in the Northeast it looks like Winter is on the way out for this year. It seemed to last for longer than usual but that might have more to do with my bones being older than I like to admit. All I really know is I'm looking forward to some warmer weather.

Regardless of where we are, Spring heralds a time of rebirth and regrowth that I hope will extend to this Association. If you're one of our brothers and sisters who haven't yet joined us, I encourage you to consider it. Regardless of when you served with the 35th you're most welcome. Look around the site; see who and what we are; see how many of the folks you served with are already members; and finally join us.

It's also time to apply for one of our Cacti scholarships, if you haven't done so. These scholarships are intended to help our children and grandchildren continue their education After high school. Wether they're headed for college, university, trade school or apprenticeship programs we know there are costs associated with them and we want to help. Check the scholarship requirements on this website.

Finally, I want to wish each of you a joyful Spring season. I hope to see each of you at our annual reunion in September.

Mike Slyck
35th Infantry Regiment (CACTI) Association
President 2020/2021
Bravo 2/35 1969-197
Cacti Forever

Fred DeWitt: Welcome Home

On February 13, 2020, our Cacti Association friend and brother-in-arms Fred DeWitt passed away from a heart attack. Click the photo above to read an article about Fred from 2009.

Cacti Rudy Berger 90th Birthday

On May 1, 2020 Cacti Rudy Berger celebrated his 90th birthday with a drive-by organized by his daugther Dianna and attended by our own Tom Bragg. Click the photo above for the whole story.

2020 Cacti Reunion in Minneapolis, MN

The Cacti 2020 Reunion will be held Sept 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South. You can make reservations by calling 952-835-7800 or by using their online reservation form. You may Register for the Reunion either by PayPal or by printing a registration form and mailing it in.


Membership in the 35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association is open to all persons who now serve with, or previously served with the 35th Infantry Regiment, United States Army; provided they were honorably discharged.

You have earned the right. Join your brothers-in-arms and explore the history and traditions of the Cacti!

Cacti Times

One of the benefits of membership in the Cacti Association is the Cacti Times. Click on the logo above to see a previous electronic version.

Cacti Photos

John Kelly Vietnam Photos

John Kelly, Vietnam 1968-69, shares his extensive library of photos complete with illuminating captions. Click the photo to go there.

War Stories

Cacti History - A Walk With the 35th

Anyone interested in the history of the 35th Infantry Regiment can do no better than Jim Anderson's website "A Walk With the 35th". It is the most complete and comprehensive collection of documents, maps, logs, afteraction reports, and so much more, on the web.

The locations for all Vietnam KIAs are listed on the Map page linked below.

Cacti KIAs - All Wars

Pay your respects to our fallen brothers from Nogales to the War on Terror in our KIA section.

Since the Jacksonville Reunion, we have added 48 Korean War, 36 World War II, and 1 Vietnam KIA photo. A total of eighty-five. Only three Vietnam photos remain. But we also need many photos from other wars. See a list at KIA Photos Needed.

Send KIA photos to Dick Arnold.