|Unit||C BTRY 674 ABN FA BN 187 ABN INF REGT|
|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||June 23 1953|
|Status||Missing In Action|
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private First Class Santesse 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 First Class Santesse was a member Battery C, 674th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He was listed as Missing in Action on June 23, 1953, when the plane transporting him to Korea crashed in the ocean off Tsukishima Island, near Hiroshima, Japan. He was presumed dead on June 24, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.