Apodaca, Avelicio Lawrence, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 4812, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Corporal


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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Albuquerque
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 31, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Belgian Fourragere French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1986, Korean War Fallen3

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, 4812, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 4812, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Corporal Apodaca was a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously Wounded in Action in North Korea on November 30, 1950 and returned to duty on January 3, 1951. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 14, 1951. He died as a prisoner on March 31, 1951 from starvation and pnuemonia. His remains were recently identified according to news reports in November 2014.  His name is permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission

   
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