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Joe P. Martinez
Birth: Jul. 27, 1920
Death: May 26, 1943

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the US Army in Company K, 32d Infantry, 7th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on Attu Island, Aleutian Islands on May 26, 1943. His citation reads in part "The main Holtz-Chichogof Pass rose about 150 feet higher, flanked by steep rocky ridges and reached a snow-filled defile. Passage was barred by enemy fire from either flank and from tiers of snow trenches in front. Despite these obstacles, and knowing of their existence, Pvt. Martinez encountered a final enemy-occupied trench and as he was engaged in firing into it he was mortally wounded. The pass, however, was taken and its capture was an important preliminary to the end of organized hostile resistance on the island."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 

Cause of death: Killed in action
Ault Cemetery
Weld County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7118977
Joe P. Martinez
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Joe P. Martinez
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Joe P. Martinez
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- wildflower dragon
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
you are a very special veteran. your family keeps you close in their hearts and are proud of you very much. thank you for your service to our country, Great Uncle Joe.
- Mike Gonzales
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
Dear Pvt Martinez, Thank you for your meritorious ultimate sacrifice in the defense of freedom and democracy around the world in WWII. I learned of your sacrifice through your Korean War Veteran relative, Philip Vargas, last night when I met him. May you ...(Read more)
- E49
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
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