George Willis Martin was the son of James Martin and Selena Martin. Husband of Hildegarde Muth and father of Michael Martin.

Military Data
Length Service 16

Casualty Data
Incident Date 11 October 1964
Casualty Date 11 October 1964
Age at Loss 34
Location Province not reported, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other explosive device

Vietnam Wall Panel 01E Line 066

Horace Laster, Friend
6305 Danville Ct.,  Frederick, Md 21701 USA
Tribute to a Friend
George was 3 or 4 years older than I, but I so vividly remember coming home after he had finished basic training. We were in public housing and he was our hero. George got out doing what he loved. I too got George! I became a physician. Love and miss you.
Friday, September 27, 2002

The Tennessean, 17 January 1965
Oct. 11 – 1st Lt. Robert J. Reilly, 25 of Dibbs Ferry, N.Y.; Sgt. 1C George W. Martin, 33, Seaside, Calif.; killed by a land mine on the road from Chu Chi to Trang Bang.
Sgt. George W. Martin was born in Louisville, Ky., and joined the army when he was 17. He planned to do 30 years. It was his life. During 16 years in uniform, he qualified as a combat infantryman and a paratrooper, completed three tours of duty in Germany, one in Japan and Korea, another in France and then Vietnam. In Germany, he met Hildegarde Muth, who became his wife. He was a negro, she was white. They had a boy Michael, now 8.

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 October 1929
  • Date of death: 11 October 1964
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Advisory Team SD-5891
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Top Panel
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