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Sgt Patrick James Arthur
Birth: Nov. 1, 1914
Broken Bow
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1951, North Korea

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Arthur, U.S. Army, of Broken Bow, Nebraska. A veteran of WWII, he was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division serving in the Korean War. In mid May 1951, elements of the 2nd ID were securing their positions on the No Name Line south of the Soyang River, South Korea, when the Chinese Army launched a major counter-offensive. The 2nd ID was forced to withdraw south to a more defensible position north and east of the Hongch'on River. During the withdrawal, Patrick was captured by enemy forces on May 18, 1951, and was marched north into North Korea. He died of malnutrition and disease in July, and he was buried at the Suan Mining POW Camp near Pyongyang. Between 1991-94, North Korea gave the United States 208 boxes of remains believed to contain the remains of 200-400 U.S. servicemen. Accompanying some of the remains were his military identification tag and a denture fragment bearing his name. Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA and dental comparisons in identifying some of the remains as Patrick's. He was positively identified in the spring of 2009. SFC Arthur was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He was buried May 1, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
 
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  George Augustus Arthur (1867 - 1949)
  Sarah Jane Scott Arthur (1876 - 1929)
 
Inscription:
PATRICK JAMES ARTHUR
SFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/01/1914
DATE OF DEATH: 07/31/1951

 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Site 8983
 
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Record added: Mar 16, 2009
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