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  • Wall Name:JOHN D MARTIN
  • Date of Birth:6/21/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/13/1969
  • Home of Record:LAMESA
  • County of Record:DAWSON COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:21W, 113
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


  • Date of Birth:3/2/1947
  • Date of Casualty:7/13/1969
  • Home of Record:LANSING
  • County of Record:EATON COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:21W, 113
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 21W, Row 113 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Final Mission of WO1 William T. Martin

    Posted on 5/13/15 - by
    On July 13, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 68-17165) from F Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Americal Division was on an armed reconnaissance mission north of Chu Lai when it was shot down. There were no survivors. The three crewmen included pilot WO1 William T. Martin, observer SFC Graham H. Howison, and SP5 Clifford W. Weekley. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO William Torbert Martin, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • My brother will always be remembered

    Posted on 11/26/11 - by Anne Martin Mann
    My smart, motivated red-headed brother was doing what he loved. Our family will always remember him for following his passion.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/4/11 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish,LA.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/9/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Dan DeLor)
  • High School Memories, Lake Charles, La., class of 66

    Posted on 2/11/01 - by Paul Martin
    I shared homeroom with Bill Martin for 4 years at Lake Charles High School (62-66). I remember his sense of humor and his great enjoyment of Zefferelli's "Romeo and Juliet." I enjoyed reading the remembrance from his fellow veteran.
    Paul H. Martin
  • Blue Ghosts

    Posted on 7/17/99 - by John "Doc" Anderson blugstdoc
    I was the Medic for the Blue Ghosts, which was the Unit of assignment for William Martin. Although I didn't know him very well i was with the misssion when he was shot down.He was doing what he liked to do and he wouldn't have had it any other way.The helicopter pilots with our Unit were very dedicated and professional people and I am proud to have served with them.

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