SSGT Martin Irving Arbeit

SSGT Martin Irving Arbeit

Birth
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 24 Nov 1970 (aged 23)
Ban Naphan, Savannakhét, Laos
Burial Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Arbeit
Memorial ID 55844502 · View Source
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SSG Martin Irving Arbeit, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Fayetteville, NC.

Staff Sergeant Martin Irving Arbeit was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Arbeit served our country until November 24th, 1970 in Laos. He was 23 years old and was married. Martin died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Martin was born on October 14th, 1947 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. SSG Arbeit is on panel 06W, line 080 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

I Have Not Forgotten You. Martin, you and I spent many hours together on many army bases. I remember sitting on the corner of German Hill Rd., in Baltimore, as you quizzed me on all the kinds of cars going by. Your Mom and my mom were like sisters. You had such a hard life. I remember you eating chocolate sandwiches. I really have never been able to get over your loss and I think of you often. My dad came back from Vietnam in one piece why couldn't you? Why did you take that second tour of duty? You deserved to live! Love you, 14 Garden Court, Mahwah, NJ, 07430, Christa Redmond-Ross.

I will always remember you Marty. Many names on the wall are without a face or a story but this one, Marty Arbeit, has a face I remember well and a proud story. He was like a son to my parents, Jean and Chuck Parker and like a brother to me and my sister and brothers. He loved his family his friends and his country. In a time when we were in an unpopular conflict he went BACK to Vietnam to take care of and guide his men. He was and is a hero and I have missed him ever since he died. Rest in peace my brother. We love you. Thank you. Stephanie Parker Chase, 800 North Highlands Drive, Apt A, Harrisburg PA, 17111.

He served with Command and Control North, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Special Operations Group, 5th Special Forces Group, USARV.

He was awarded The Silver Star Medal for Bravery, Army Aircrew Wings, The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Meal with "V" Device for Valor, The Air 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 and The Good Conduct Medal.


  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 3 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 55844502
  • Allen Monasmith
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Martin Irving Arbeit (14 Oct 1947–24 Nov 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55844502, citing Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .