Charles K. Zaremba

Missing Status

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Charles K. Zaremba, Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class
World War II
Service #6665795
RankAviation Machinist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Entered Service From
Date of DeathJuly 23, 1944
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

Petty Officer Zaremba was killed in an aircraft crash and initially listed as Missing in Action. Following the war, the aircraft was located and he was identified. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
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