New remains of Lawrence soldier going to Arlington
LAWRENCE - Newly identified remains of a soldier from Lawrence will be buried with those of a comrade from his unit, who were both kidnapped and killed in Iraq.
The Army says the remains of Staff Sergeant Alex Jimenez and Specialist Byron Fouty of Waterford, Mich., will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Feb. 17 with full military honors.
Sherry Lawrence, human resources commander for the Army, said the remains were found in July but could not be positively identified until recently.
Jimenez and Fouty of the 10th Mountain Division were captured in a May 2007 ambush.
Jimenez was buried in Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y., and Fouty was buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Texas. Those remains will not be disturbed.