1LT Harry Linn Martin

1LT Harry Linn Martin

Birth
Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Mar 1945 (aged 34)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section T, Lot 7
Memorial ID 8498349 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in Company C, 5th Pioneer Battalion, 5th Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 26, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands. His citation in part reads "Although sustaining two severe wounds, he blasted the Japanese who attempted to intercept him, located his beleaguered men, and directed them to their own lines. When four of the infiltrating enemy took possession of an abandoned machine-gun pit and subjected his sector to a barrage of hand grenades, 1st Lt. Martin, alone and armed only with a pistol, boldly charged the hostile position and killed all its occupants. Realizing that his few remaining comrades could not repulse another organized attack, he called to his men to follow and then charged into the midst of the strong enemy force, firing his weapon and scattering them until he fell, mortally wounded by a grenade."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 12 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8498349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Harry Linn Martin (4 Jan 1911–26 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8498349, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .