Remembering An American Hero
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, Sir
IN MY ARMS
SP4 Joseph 'Dee' T. Martin's biography
LOCAL SOLDIER, 21, KILLED IN VIETNAM (SLO Co Telegram-Tribune June 24, 1967)
LOCAL SOLDIER, 21, KILLED IN VIETNAM
Joseph Thomas (Dee) Martin, 21, a native of San Luis Obispo, was killed June 19 in Vietnam, according to word received here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Martin of 369 Pacific St. He was born on May 1, 1946, and attended local schools. He was enrolled at Cuesta College when he was drafted by the Army in May, 1966. He was sent to Vietnam last January and was serving with the 9th Division, 47th Infantry, 4th Brigade. In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, Leonard and Larry Martin of San Luis Obispo; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dora Martin Davis of Los Angeles, and numerous aunts and uncles in the county. Funeral services are pending at Reis Colonial Chapel.