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Daniel Melendrez

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Daniel G. Melendrez
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: 55289
Date Missing: 1952-10-15
Unit: 121st Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Spelling: ABMC's registry shows first name as Nicholas. First name of "Nick" engraved on the Courts; DPAA's PMKOR list verifies "Nick".

Recoverability Status:
Next Steps: Second Lieutenant Melendrez was a pilot of a AD-2 Skyraider fighter the Marine Attack Squadron 121, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On October 15, 1952, while on a combat mission over North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Second Lieutenant Melendrez was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, 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.

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