Pelletier, Joseph Norman, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
5740-Low Speed Radio Operator
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 5740, 15th Field Artillery Battalion /HHB
Service Years
1950 - 1951

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Berlin
Last Address
Berlin, Coos County, NH

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 11406

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Infantry Division15th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1951, 5740, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 5740, 15th Field Artillery Battalion /HHB
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Pelletier was a member of Headquarters Battery, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Hoengsong, South Korea on February 13, 1951 and died while a prisoner on April 30, 1951. His remains were not recovered. From 1990 to 1994, North Korean representatives turned over a total of 208 boxes of remains reported to be unaccounted-for U.S. servicemen from the Korean War. On May 13, 1992, they turned over 15 boxes of remains. These remains were reportedly recovered from Namjong-gu, Suan County, North Hwanghae Province, where Pelletier was believed to have died. DNA analysis, as well as laboratory analysis, including anthropological and circumstantial evidence, were used in his identification on December 21, 2016. His name remains permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial (Court 6).

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission & DPAA
   
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