Remains of Arizona soldier who fought in Korean War identified

Elizabeth Howe
January 30, 2020 - 10:05 am
Korean War


Army Cpl. Arthur C. Ramirez of Pima, Arizona, who was killed during the Korean War has been accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. 

Ramirez was 19 when he served as a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division in the late 1950s. Following an attack on his unit near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on Dec. 6, 1950, Ramirez was reported missing. 

In July of 2018, North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said were remains of American war dead. Only one set of dog tags was included with those 55 boxes. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and DPAA personnel have been working to identify the service members encased inside ever since. Among those remains was Ramirez. 

Ramirez’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

He will be buried March 19, 2020 in Marana, Arizona.

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