|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1948|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1971, Vietnam|
Son of John and Edna (Turpen) Martin. He was a graduate of Heltonville High School. He was one of a crew of 11 Americans lost when a small cargo vessel carrying ammunition sank November 3, 1970 near shore in the South China Sea - about five miles south of the demilitarized zone and some 100 miles northeast of Da Nang, South Vietnam.
The adjutant general's board of review report indicated that the LCU-63 may have capsized in a storm.
The limestone monument was carved by his grandfather, Emery Martin, Bedford, a retired stone carver. Bronze plaques on the monument carry Jerry's name and 10 fellow crew members.
John D Martin (1926 - 2005)
Edna L. Turpen Martin (1928 - 2009)
Mundell Church Cemetery
Created by: Jim Bohn
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42731041
Tinza Martin was my Great Grandmother, I think Jerry may be a distant cousin to me. Thank you for your sacrifice, Jerry. I wish I'd have known you. Rest in peace.|
Joyce M. Jeffries
Added: Jan. 11, 2013
Added: Oct. 28, 2012
SGT. JERRY DEAN MARTIN, Is honored on Panel 2W, Row 61 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.|
Sgt. Mike, USMC 1/9 Viet Nam
Added: Jul. 29, 2012
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