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Korean War Hero Buried at Arlington
Mary Kincaid-Chauncy, the next of kin, touches the casket of Army Sgt. 1st Class James A. Coleman, during his full honors military funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Oct. 19, 2022. In April 1951, Coleman was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on April 25 during fighting against Chinese Communist Forces near the Hwach-on Reservoir in the modern-day Republic of Korea (ROK). His status was changed to killed in action on Oct. 3, 1952, based on eyewitness accounts from a Soldier in a neighboring foxhole. His body was unable to be recovered due to the fighting. In July 2018, the DPAA proposed a plan to disinter 652 Korean War Unknowns from the Punchbowl. In January 2019, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-5960 as part of Phase One of the Korean War Disinterment Plan and sent the remains to the DPAA laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for analysis. Coleman’s name is recorded on the American Battle Monuments Commission’s Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, along with the others who are still missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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