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 James Darrell Martin

James Darrell Martin

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 2 Oct 2002 (aged 55)
Wheaton, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row G, Lot 39, Site 8
Memorial ID 69488019 · View Source
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Married Billie (Darby) Martin

James Martin was the first victim of the DC Beltway Sniper, killed in the parking lot of Shoppers Food Warehouse.

The 1969 business graduate of Southeast Missouri State University was a veteran employed as a program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.

He volunteered at the Shepherd Elementary School in Washington D. C., judging their science fairs, speaking with their Parent Teacher Association, and arranging for computer donations.

A resident of Silver Springs, Maryland, he was a husband and father, a Boy Scout Leader for his son's troop, and a church trustee. He was, in fact, at Shoppers to purchase groceries for his church's youth group that day.

He was a Civil War buff and amateur genealogist, actively researching his wife's Civil War ancestors and his own Missouri roots.

Link to the memorial commemorating this tragic event.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 8 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69488019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Darrell Martin (7 May 1947–2 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69488019, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .