The Cacti is now 100 years old,
Happy Centennial day! The celebration and banquet were really great
events. 17 Cacti from the association were able to join the actives in
Hawaii. To those of you who donated and worked to make this a success
The Scholarship Committee
awarded 4 scholarships for 2016 to four deserving Cacti descendants. We
thank you for your donations to make this possible.
I would also like to thank Jack
Anderson for organizing the headstone ceremony for Alan Alteri KIA
6-22-66 (story in the Cacti Times) Great job Jack you make us all proud!
Our 18th Annual
Reunion at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington VA Sept. 22nd to
the 25th is fast approaching. If you haven’t made your
reservations yet I’m sorry to report our room block is filled and for
the first time since our reunions began, the hotel will not increase our
room allotment at the special rate. If you make reservations there they
will charge you at their standard rate. I understand the Embassy Suites
in Arlington is less. But no matter where you stay we will have the
hospitality room open to all Cacti at the Double Tree as well as the
banquet. If you stay elsewhere be sure to stop by and register for the
Banquet at the hospitality room at the Doubletree.
Safe travels and I look forward
to being with the best men I have ever known!
Wiley Dodd (Tiny)
President 35th Infantry Regiment Association
a Facebook user? If so you might want to join the Cacti 35th Infantry
Regiment Association page run by Immediate Past President Bill Henson.
Deadline 3 September 2016
Dark grey w/pocket
reunion shirt is only available pre-paid by mail
order. It is $25 for pickup at the reunion, after the
General Business Meeting on Saturday. Send orders to me
before 3 September with payment for pick-up at the reunion.
If you want it mailed, add $5 S&H. Don't forget to include
|Make checks payable to and Send to:
26 NEPTUNE LANE
LEVITTOWN, PA 19054
35th Infantry Regiment Monument at Ft Benning Walk of Honor
Monument Dedication Photos Posted (View Here)
Follow the link below to view Video of the Monument
Celebrating 100 Years of Service
NOT a Member? Or your Membership has Lapsed? Three times a year John
Lorts, Editor, and Bill Henson, Associate Editor, create 32-44 pages of
your Cacti history and news about our Active Cacti. As a Member you
receive this excellent publication as a benefit. If you haven't seen the
Cacti Times in its full color version we have a treat for you. Follow
this link for a blast from the past. The 2014 Spring Edition: Click
HERE to see what you are missing.
Can't wait to become a
Member? Open and Print the Membership Form
WAR STORIES SECTION:
The War Stories Section has turned into a huge success with almost 50
stories written by our Cacti Members. Got a “Cacti Story?”
It can be a battle story, A funny or sad story. Just put it down
the way you remember it. If you want a “creative license” to embellish a
little you got it. Only rule is not to be malicious.
Submit them to Wiley "Tiny" Dodd by
Welfare. Do YOU know someone in Need??
The Association's Health and Welfare Account currently has a very
positive balance. To date, there has been only one request for financial
assistance. Obviously more requests could be
accommodated, but we have no knowledge of these situations. But maybe
YOU can help from today and into the future. Should you be aware of a
Cacti Brother that has fallen on hard times, suffered a loss such as a
hurricane or a flood, has medical issues and is uninsurable, or anything
else that cries for help, please be his ombudsman. These Health and
Welfare funds were donated by you, our caring members, to be used for
those in need not just to be saved for a rainy day. Please let us know
about your brothers in need.
know of someone in need, or are that someone, please contact Pete Birrow
by email by clicking
ALL information is kept
4th INFANTRY IN VIETNAM
Here is another YouTube film we thought you might
enjoy. The story of the "Ivymen" in Vietnam, from their arrival in 1966
through the critical Battle of Dak To in the winter of
1968. Approximately 25 minutes long it is a good depiction of our piece of
FORGOTTEN WITH JOE GALLOWAY
This short film, from youtube is about Joe
Galloway's experiences as a reporter in Vietnam and his coming to grips
with them following the war. We thought you might enjoy this short but
emotional clip. Simply click on the link below to view.
Doc Hall, and Pete Birrow have been gathering KIA Photos for a number of
years. Their work has added immensely to our mission to memorialize our
war dead. But we still need a few more.
Click Here to view a list of
Vietnam KIA photos needed. If you're a fellow Cacti, or a friend or family member,
please consider sending a photo to Dick Arnold at his
War - Gravesite Location Project
Doc Hall and Pete Birrow have
been compiling a list of gravesites for our Vietnam KIAs for some time now.
Through personal visits and searches on the web they have located
hundreds. The information is now available by
Clicking Here. If you have
personal knowledge of a gravesite not found on the list, please contact
Doc Hall at his Email