HARRELD P MARTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

HARRELD PIRTLE MARTIN

WALL NAME

HARRELD P MARTIN

PANEL / LINE

47W/48

DATE OF BIRTH

03/08/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CROMWELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ohio County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARRELD PIRTLE MARTIN
POSTED ON 6.25.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Harreld Martin, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Father’s Day just passed, and it’s summer. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

Lopez FAC

CPT Harreld Martin, You are remembered. Ground casualty from 122mm rocket at Da Nang AB.
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POSTED ON 3.8.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Harreld Pirtle Martin, Served with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Harreld Pirtle Martin
Date of birth: March 8, 1941
Date of death: August 23, 1968
Home of record: Cromwell Kentucky
Status: KIA

Harreld Martin graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado, Class of 1962.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Harreld Pirtle Martin (AFSN: 0-63976), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force as a Forward Air Controller, 10th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, SEVENTH Air Force, directing fighter aircraft in Southeast Asia on 4 May 1968. On that date, Captain Martin went to the rescue of a friendly ground team that was surrounded by a numerically superior hostile force. Despite heavy hostile ground fire and poor weather, Captain Martin's outstanding direction of close air support caused the hostile force to withdraw and resulted in the successful extraction of the friendly forces. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Martin has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: May 4, 1968

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Battalion: 10th Tactical Air Support Squadron

Regiment: 504th Tactical Air Support Group

Division: 7th Air Force
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POSTED ON 8.23.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross


Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" (Posthumously) to Captain Harreld Pirtle Martin (AFSN: 0-63976), United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia on 11 July 1968. On that date, a friendly ground force was pinned down by intense hostile ground fire. Despite great personal danger from this ground fire, Captain Martin courageously directed tactical airpower in close air support of the friendly unit until the hostile force was routed. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Martin reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: July 11, 1968

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Battalion: 10th Tactical Air Support Squadron

Regiment: 504th Tactical Air Support Group

Division: 7th Air Force
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