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  • Date of Birth:12/26/1945
  • Date of Casualty:1/9/1968
  • Home of Record:HAGERSTOWN
  • County of Record:WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • State:MD
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:34E, 7
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Date of Birth:6/13/1943
  • Date of Casualty:1/9/1968
  • Home of Record:RICHARDS
  • County of Record:GRIMES COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:34E, 12
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


is honored on Panel 34E, Row 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Still......

    Posted on 3/4/15 - by William(Bill) Karp
    Bill I am still thinking of you my friend, someday we will meet again!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Martin W Weleski III, 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
  • Thinking of you

    Posted on 7/22/13 - by William W. Karp (Doc Karp)
    Bill, very few days have passed without a thought of you coming to mind, many questions unanswered, how and why I survived and you did not, some day we wil meet again.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/23/10 - by Robert Sage
    Martin is buried at Saxonburg Cemetery in Saxonburg, PA. PH
  • My cousin

    Posted on 2/26/07 - by anonymous
    I was 7 years old when my cousin "Billy" died. I mainly remember being startled at the 21-gun salute and the soldiers folding the flag draped over his coffin. Today, I realize the dignity with which Bill's parents and siblings dealt with his loss. Bill's death, as well as that dignity in sorrow, taught me a lot. I will say a prayer for all the families of KIA Vietnam servicemen and women, because I know they must still grieve even after 35 years.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 10/8/03 - by William (Bill) Karp
    I was with Bill when he died, I have thought of him many times over the years, we were good friends.
  • My Nephew

    Posted on 7/2/03 - by James R. Davis MORE

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