The 2021 Annual Reunion is ON!

Our 2021 Reunion for the 35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association will be held at the Doubletree Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel on September 30 - October 3, 2021. Visit our webpage at for registration forms and payment options.

The Reunion Committee has been monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Minneapolis, MN, and has concluded that the reunion should go forward. The rapidly changing restrictions from the local and state governments have now determined that previous restrictions on gatherings will be lifted as of May 27, 2021.

While still recommending the wearing of masks by unvaccinated people, mask wearing is no longer required. Capacity restrictions for indoor gatherings such as ours, along with social distancing requirements are also lifted as of 27 May 2021.

We have been monitoring the requirements set forth by the State of Minnesota from their website. You can too at: Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan.

We are relieved that the previous restrictions that would have forced a cancellation have been lifted. We look forward to seeing you at the reunion.

Jim Anderson, Treasurer

President's Message

Spring greetings to all my Cacti brothers and sisters.

Thank you for checking in with this website. You will find this site is intended for anyone who is a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment Association. This includes not only those who have served with the Cacti but those presently serving with them. Explore it and check out what we have posted. Maybe you will find someone or something you recognize from your time with the Cacti. Sign the Guestbook and let us know. Consider joining the Association. I believe you will find it worthwhile.

One of the biggest things we do is host an annual reunion in September. We had to cancel it last year because of pandemic restrictions. We are currently planning on hosting the reunion this year, but we’re evaluating the situation from a safety point of view. You’ll find all the information about the reunion you need on this site; check back periodically to get the latest information.

While this has been an unprecedented year for the world, it looks like we just might be turning the corner on the pandemic. Personally, it cannot happen soon enough; I am getting tired of all the restrictions with which we are living. But, in the interests of safety I am willing to live with them until we beat this thing.

Mike Slyck
35th Infantry Regiment Assoc.
2020/2021 President


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!

A Walk With the 35th Cacti KIAs - All Wars

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, and reports regarding the 35th Infantry Regiment on the web.

KIA On This Day

Joseph Ambrosio (V)
Lawrence Banek (V)
Mark Barnes (V)
Tommy Bowman (V)
Derris Brown (V)
Jackson Bruce (K)
David Chahoc (V)
Mack Church (K)
William Garrett (K)
Richard Gillis (K)
Carlton Hall (K)
Richard Jones Jr. (V)
Robert Knoll (V)
Isham Quick (V)
Roger Rickert (V)
Efrain Soto Sr. (V)
Bradford Wright (V)

(N) Nogales, (W) WWII
(K) Korea, (V) Vietnam
(T) War on Terror, (A) Active

War Stories Cacti Times

May 6, 1970
by Dwight Davis

Recollections of 1969
by Keith Krauss

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.