SP4 James Michael Martin, Vietnam Veteran, Born in Georgia, he became a resident of Tuckasegee, NC.
Specialist Four James Michael Martin was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Martin served our country until November 20th, 1968 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that James died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. James was born on March 23rd, 1948 in Clayton, Georgia. SP4 Martin is on panel 38W, line 019 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
He is the son of Mr Andrew Davis Martin and Mrs Doris Swafford Martin, of Tuckasegee, North Carolina. After graduating from high school, he took summer courses and was planning on entering estern Carolina University but was drafted. He had worked as a caddy when he was younger and during high school was hired at the Gulf Station in Cullowhee as a mechanic. He was a school bus driver. He loved tinkering with his light blue '56 Chevy with white leather seats. He and his Dad worked many a afternoon tuning the motor and keeping it clean inside and out.
Mike Martin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9493" in Tuckasegee, is dedicated and named after our brother. He liked listening to Johny Cash,Roger Miller & Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. He loved watching baseball, and was a great mathematician. Gail Martin Otto-his sister
He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, "Black Horse", USARV.
He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
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