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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POSTED ON 11.11.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Larry Martin

Distinguished Service Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Battalion: 1st Battalion
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 698 (February 15, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Larry Martin (ASN: RA-16840149), 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 unhesitantly 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.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of those who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Sgt. Martin for your leadership and courage.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Larry 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
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POSTED ON 1.19.2012

Remembered

(Photo Credit: Art Dyess) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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