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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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY MARTIN
POSTED ON 10.30.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS WHOSE NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE


SERGEANT

LARRY MARTIN


COMPANY D

1st BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY REGIMENT

" ROCK REGIMENT "

173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE

" SKY SOLDIERS "


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.





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




14 February 1999
30 July 1999



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POSTED ON 5.28.2007
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam
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POSTED ON 11.4.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Larry, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
today.
A true American Hero.
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POSTED ON 10.30.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Larry is buried at Ft Sheridan Post Cem.
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POSTED ON 11.14.2003
POSTED BY: Dennis Hupp

A Courageous Leader

He was a dedicated soldier and a brave leader who made the supreme sacrifice for freedom. In fact, he was the bravest, most selfless person I have ever known. I still mourn the loss of this fine man. I am EXTREMELY proud to have served with him. His family and friends can be justly proud of him not only for the courage he showed in battle but also for the fine person that he was.
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