John David Martin

Length Service 01
Unit 3rd Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 7 January 1969
Incident Date 8 July 1969
Casualty Date 8 July 1969
Age at Loss 21
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds

Vietnam Wall Panel 21W Line 084

Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot PP, 28

Michael Bible, School mates
549 East Main St,  Hendersonville, TN, 37075 USA
John David and I played football together at Marion County High. He was by far the best athlete on our team football, basketball and track and later minor league baseball. Segregation didnt go easy in Tennessee in the mid-60’s but our football team was so happy to see John David arrive. We later found out that he had just as much class as a human being as he did as an athlete. What a loss for us all.
Wednesday, March 08, 2000

Dorothea Martin, Niece
312 E. Eppington Dr.,  trotwood, Ohio, 45426 USA
The uncle I never knew , but know so well
Sunday, April 24, 2005

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 January 1948
  • Date of death: 8 July 1969
  • County: Marion
  • Hometown: Jasper
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Bottom Panel
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