WILLIAM R MARTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM REYNOLDS MARTIN

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R MARTIN

PANEL / LINE

1E/72

DATE OF BIRTH

01/26/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/18/1964

HOME OF RECORD

CALLANDS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pittsylvania County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM REYNOLDS MARTIN
POSTED ON 11.18.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Air Force Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Captain William Reynolds Martin, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as an F-100 Pilot of the 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action on 18 November 1964. On that date, Captain Martin was leading a flight of two F-100 aircraft escorting an unarmed RF-101 aircraft on a mission of major importance. As they approached the mission area, a heavy barrage of hostile ground fire was directed at the unarmed aircraft. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Martin reacted immediately and repeatedly flew his aircraft at extremely low altitudes over the gun emplacements to divert hostile fire. His aggressiveness and determination in pressing his attack allowed the RF-101 aircraft to withdraw safely. On his third over flight of the hostile positions, the full force of their gun emplacements was directed at his aircraft, resulting in the sacrifice of his life. Captain Martin's courage and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the American fighting man under attack by an opposing armed force. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Martin reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/3495
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POSTED ON 6.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain William Martin, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day is this weekend. 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 10.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain William Reynolds 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 9.8.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Highland Burial Park, Danville, Danville City, VA.
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POSTED ON 5.17.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. William Reynolds MARTIN, USAF...who died for our country!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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