Funeral for CPL Ysabel A. Ortiz (Korea)

| October 24, 2019

A funeral will be held next week for the following previously missing individual recently accounted for by DPAA.

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This August, DPAA announced that it had accounted for CPL Ysabel A. Ortiz, US Army. PFC Thompson was lost in North Korea on 2 December 1950.

CPL Ortiz will be buried next week – on Monday, 28 October – in Riverside, California. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location or time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for CPL Ortiz’s funeral services and/or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during the Korean War a proper final send-off.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Rest in Peace, Corporal Ortiz. Good journey and good hunting for you!

  2. Haywire Angel says:

    Welcome Home and may you rest in peace!

  3. ninja says:

    Here is his Obituary as well as a nice photo of him in Uniform. One can also leave sentiments at this site as well.

    Rest In Peace, Soldier. You Were Never Forgotten.

    Salute.

    https://www.arlingtonmortuary.com/obituaries/Ysabel-Ortiz/#!/Obituary

    Obituary for Cpl. Ysabel Arredondo Ortiz

    U.S. Army 15th AAA-AW Battalion Battery “D”

    Army Cpl. Ysabel A. Ortiz also known as Mac was 19 years old when he was reported Missing in Action (MIA) December 2, 1950 during the Korean War. After almost 69 years, his remains are coming home.

    For his leadership and valor, Cpl. Ysabel Ortiz was decorated and awarded the:

    ★ Purple Heart Medal
    ★ Korean Service Medal (Triple Bronze Star Attachment)
    ★ National Defense Service Medal
    ★ United Nations Service Medal
    ★ Good Conduct Medal
    ★ Republic of Korea War Service Medal
    ★ Combat Infantryman Badge
    ★ Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

    On August 12, 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Ortiz was accounted for on August 9, 2019.

    He will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00pm.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Rest Easy in your Home Soil Cpl Ortiz. We’re sorry it took so long. We Salute your Service and raise a toast to your Sacrifice. You were not forgotten’

    Thanks for the up date Hondo. And Thanks to ninja for the link on the Services. I left some words to Honor this Warrior.

    I am no where near the researcher/poster of many of our Brothers and Sisters here. ninja, 2/17 Air Cav, and AnotherPat (RTR) were outstanding in bringing us the “rest of the story.” I hope the latter 2 are doing well, they are sorely missed. I suspect that ninja was either trained by or is the re-incarnate of AnotherPat. We’ll know for sure when The Tide plays for the College National Championship. All of that being said, I did scratch up some info on Cpl Ortiz’s unit. The AAA Troops of this unit had a combination of Quad 40mm and .50 self propelled units. At the time of being overrun by muchly numerically superior forces at the Chosin Res they were possibly in a ground support role, delivering direct fire against the Godless Hordes. All vehicles were lost either to enemy fire or destruction by the crews to prevent capture. These Warriors literally fought til the last bullet and drop of blood. The 31st BCT ceased to exist as a fighting force. These Artillerymen gave a good accounting of themselves.

    I think that I have attached a linky that gives a thesis on where Big Army went wrong that caused the loss of so many brave Soldiers. It’s dated 25 years after the fact.

    https://archive.org/stream/DTIC_ADB006731/DTIC_ADB006731_djvu.txt

  5. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Brothers.

  6. Steve Cho says:

    I would like to make an arrangement to present the Medal of Peace Ambassador to the immediate family member of CPL Ysabel A.Ortiz, please send me the family member contact info.
    Steve Cho
    CW2 PAO
    California State Guard
    Liaison Officer
    stevechocw@gmail.com
    213 500 8823

  7. manuel ortiz says:

    Thank You.manuel Ortiz cpl Ortiz brother