Soldier Burial​​​​​​​
Sept. 3, 2022 | Cronkite News
After more than 70 years, Pvt. Felix Yanez was finally laid to rest on Sept. 3. At 17 years old, Yanez enlisted in the U.S. military and in 1949 began serving in the Korean War. On July 16, 1950, Yanez was mortally wounded in combat. His remains were recovered eight months later in 1951 but not yet identified until July 13, 2022. Yanez's remains were finally laid to rest on Sept. 3 at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson. 
Deacon Nick De La Torre performs a funeral service for Pvt. Felix Yanez at the Funeria del Angel South Lawn in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Deacon Nick De La Torre performs a funeral service for Pvt. Felix Yanez at the Funeria del Angel South Lawn in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Members of the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard carry Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket to be loaded into a hearse at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Members of the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard carry Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket to be loaded into a hearse at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Service Attendant Yolanda Felix holds crucifixes wrapped in rosaries at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. Towards the end of the funeral, they were presented to Pvt. Felix Yanez’s family. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Service Attendant Yolanda Felix holds crucifixes wrapped in rosaries at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. Towards the end of the funeral, they were presented to Pvt. Felix Yanez’s family. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard members Jacob Fowler (back) and Jake Nowaczyk perform a flag folding ceremony for Pvt. Felix Yanez at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. The flag is folded 13 times in remembrance of the original 13 colonies. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard members Jacob Fowler (back) and Jake Nowaczyk perform a flag folding ceremony for Pvt. Felix Yanez at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. The flag is folded 13 times in remembrance of the original 13 colonies. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard member Jacob Fowler presents a shell casing to Lupe Salzar, Pvt. Felix Yanez’s sister at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022.(Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard member Jacob Fowler presents a shell casing to Lupe Salzar, Pvt. Felix Yanez’s sister at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022.(Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Deacon Nick De La Torre performs a funeral service for Pvt. Felix Yanez at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Deacon Nick De La Torre performs a funeral service for Pvt. Felix Yanez at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Deacon Nick De La Torre prays over Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Deacon Nick De La Torre prays over Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Connie Cintron places a rose on her brother Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Connie Cintron places a rose on her brother Pvt. Felix Yanez’s casket at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Lupe Salzar carries a folded flag, crucifix and rosary in her lap at her brother Pvt. Felix Yanez's funeral at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
Lupe Salzar carries a folded flag, crucifix and rosary in her lap at her brother Pvt. Felix Yanez's funeral at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
A photo of Pvt. Felix Yanez in uniform sits outside the Chapel of Light at the Funeria del Angel South Lawn in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. Yanez served in the U.S. military during the Korean War beginning in 1949 until he was mortally wounded on July 16, 1950. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)
A photo of Pvt. Felix Yanez in uniform sits outside the Chapel of Light at the Funeria del Angel South Lawn in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2022. Yanez served in the U.S. military during the Korean War beginning in 1949 until he was mortally wounded on July 16, 1950. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)