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Korean War soldier Felix Yanez’s remains returning to Ariz. for burial

Corrections & Clarifications: The spelling of Tammi Shreeve’s first title and the distinction in age between her mom and her uncle have been incorrect in a earlier model of this text.

The remains of a 19-year-old soldier from Douglas, Arizona, who was killed in motion throughout the Korean War in 1950 will arrive in Tucson on Tuesday, in accordance to the soldier’s household.

Pvt. Felix M. Yanez served as a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, nineteenth Infantry Regiment, twenty fourth Infantry Division. He died on July 16, 1950, whereas combating to hold the North Korean Army from advancing. He died alongside the Kum River, north of Taejon in South Korea.

His remains will probably be transported from Hawaii to Tucson, the place they are going to be escorted by Patriot Guard Riders — a corporation whose members attend the funerals of U.S. navy servicemembers and first responders — to the South Lawn Cemetery in preparation for burial on Sept. 3.

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