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Sgt Jerry Dean Martin
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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. 
 
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 Parents:
  John D Martin (1926 - 2005)
  Edna L. Turpen Martin (1928 - 2009)
 
Burial:
Mundell Church Cemetery
Heltonville
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jim Bohn
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42731041
Sgt Jerry Dean Martin
Added by: Treva Jones Peckham
 
Sgt Jerry Dean Martin
Added by: Jim Bohn
 
Sgt Jerry Dean Martin
Added by: Jim Bohn
 
 
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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

- Eddieb
 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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