LARRY MARTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 74 OF THE WALL

LARRY MARTIN

WALL NAME

LARRY MARTIN

PANEL / LINE

29E/74

DATE OF BIRTH

12/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY MARTIN
POSTED ON 11.15.2020
POSTED BY: Kirkland Burke

Rest in peace my friend

Larry and I were classmates and friends from 1st through 12th grade. All he ever wanted to be was a soldier. SGT Martin should have received the Medal of Honor. Read the citation below.
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Larry Martin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Sergeant Martin distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 11 November 1967 while serving as squad leader of an airborne infantry company during the battle at Dak To. His squad was serving as point element for the company as it attempted to join a battalion. As Sergeant Martin quickly led his squad to join the beleaguered company, withering machine gun fire wounded two of his men. He dashed to aid the injured troops and was hit himself, but he ignored his wound and carried one man to the relative safety of the defensive perimeter. After integrating his troops with the main force, he fought furiously to repel repeated fierce assaults by the North Vietnamese soldiers. He was wounded a second time by a mortar air burst, but he continued to refuse aid and moved among the bullet-swept positions to direct the fires of his men. When the order to counterattack came, he led his squad in an assault up the enemy-controlled hill. He was again wounded by an exploding enemy rocket, but he fearlessly continued his advance on a hostile machine gun position. In the face of ravaging enemy hand grenades and machine gun fire, unhesitating he assaulted the gun emplacement and suppressed its fire while one of his men destroyed the position with a grenade. He was mortally wounded while gallantly leading his men in the heat of battle. His fearless and courageous actions inspired his men to defeat the North Vietnamese forces and reach their objective. Sergeant Martin's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

HQ US Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 698 (February 15, 1968)
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
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POSTED ON 6.27.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Larry Martin, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. I researched you on the 53rd anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day is next week, but an unusual one. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2019
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG MOST HEROIC RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG
MOST HEROIC RECIPIENT OF THE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


JET MAGAZINE
 
- 30 MAY 1968 -

CHICAGO VIET VET GETS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

Army Sgt. Larry Martin, 19, of Chicago, received, posthumously, the Distinguished Service Cross for valorous actions in Vietnam. He was killed in action in the battle of Dak To, 11 November 1967. His mother, Mrs. Betty Martin of Chicago, received the award in his behalf. In the battle the heroic sergeant aided wounded troopers who were under fire and led them to safety and was killed doing this.

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST
HEROIC YOUNG ARMY SOLDIER
WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


SERGEANT

LARRY MARTIN


served proudly with


D COMPANY

1st BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY REGIMENT ( AIRBORNE )

" THE ROCK "

173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE

" SKY SOLDIERS "


who was a
posthumous recipient
of the following
military decorations
and service medals


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the

PARACHUTIST BADGE

and the

COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE


HE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY IN

FORT SHERIDAN POST CEMETERY

FORT SHERIDAN, ILLINOIS


THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL,
AND THEN AT LAST WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL


YOU  ARE  NOT  FORGOTTEN

NOR  SHALL  YOU  EVER  BE


CITATION  FOR 
POSTHUMOUS  AWARD  OF  THE DISTINGUISHED  SERVICE  CROSS


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Larry Martin, Sergeant, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Sergeant Martin distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 11 November 1967 while serving as squad leader of an airborne infantry company during the battle at Dak To. His squad was serving as point element for the company as it attempted to join a battalion. As Sergeant Martin quickly led his squad to join the beleaguered company, withering machine gun fire wounded two of his men. He dashed to aid the injured troops and was hit himself, but he ignored his wound and carried one man to the relative safety of the defensive perimeter. After integrating his troops with the main force, he fought furiously to repel repeated fierce assaults by the North Vietnamese soldiers. He was wounded a second time by a mortar air burst, but he continued to refuse aid and moved among the bullet-swept positions to direct the fires of his men. When the order to counterattack came, he led his squad in an assault up the enemy-controlled hill. He was again wounded by an exploding enemy rocket, but he fearlessly continued his advance on a hostile machine gun position. In the face of ravaging enemy hand grenades and machine gun fire, he unhesitatingly assaulted the gun emplacement and suppressed its fire while one of his men destroyed the position with a grenade. He was mortally wounded while gallantly leading his men in the heat of battle. His fearless and courageous actions inspired his men to defeat the North Vietnamese forces and reach their objective. Sergeant Martin's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



14 February 1999
30 July 1999
30 October 200710 October 2019


R E M E M B R A N C E

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POSTED ON 11.27.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2018
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC YOUNG ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST
HEROIC YOUNG ARMY SOLDIER
WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


SERGEANT

LARRY MARTIN


served proudly with


D COMPANY

1st BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY REGIMENT ( AIRBORNE )

" THE ROCK "

173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE

" SKY SOLDIERS "


who was a
posthumous recipient
of the following
military decorations
and service medals


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the

PARACHUTIST BADGE

and the

COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE



THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL,
AND THEN AT LAST WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL



YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Larry Martin, Sergeant, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Sergeant Martin distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 11 November 1967 while serving as squad leader of an airborne infantry company during the battle at Dak To. His squad was serving as point element for the company as it attempted to join a battalion. As Sergeant Martin quickly led his squad to join the beleaguered company, withering machine gun fire wounded two of his men. He dashed to aid the injured troops and was hit himself, but he ignored his wound and carried one man to the relative safety of the defensive perimeter. After integrating his troops with the main force, he fought furiously to repel repeated fierce assaults by the North Vietnamese soldiers. He was wounded a second time by a mortar air burst, but he continued to refuse aid and moved among the bullet-swept positions to direct the fires of his men. When the order to counterattack came, he led his squad in an assault up the enemy-controlled hill. He was again wounded by an exploding enemy rocket, but he fearlessly continued his advance on a hostile machine gun position. In the face of ravaging enemy hand grenades and machine gun fire, he unhesitatingly assaulted the gun emplacement and suppressed its fire while one of his men destroyed the position with a grenade. He was mortally wounded while gallantly leading his men in the heat of battle. His fearless and courageous actions inspired his men to defeat the North Vietnamese forces and reach their objective. Sergeant Martin's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



14 February 1999
30 July 1999
30 October 2007


R E M E M B R A N C E


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