World War II POW Identified, Being Buried at Arlington

NEW YORK (AP) -

A New York City soldier who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II is being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The burial will be conducted Monday afternoon for Army Pvt. Raymond Sinowitz of the Bronx. The Pentagon announced last week that his remains had been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Military officials say the 25-year-old soldier was stationed in the Philippines when Japanese forces invaded the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Sinowitz was among the thousands of American servicemen taken prisoner in 1942. He died that September.

After the war his unidentified remains were re-interred in a Manila cemetery. His remains were exhumed in 2017 and later identified through DNA analysis.