Jose Santos Perez

Korean War
Service #10736453
UnitE CO 279 INF 45 DIV
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 18 1952
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private Perez was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.
Private Perez was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action when carried away by a flash flood while crossing the river near Inje, North Korea on August 18, 1952. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.