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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
 
Burial:
Ault Cemetery
Ault
Weld County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7118977
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Joe P. Martinez
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- snm
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
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