The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Joseph J. Ratay
Service Number: 52220425
Date Missing: 1953-07-08
Unit: 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Private Ratay was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in Korea on June 2, 1953 and returned to duty on June 15, 1953. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 8, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Private Ratay was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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.
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