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James M. Martin, Jr., 2007

  • Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps
  • Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Military Service: Enlisted, June 30th, 1944 - June 4th, 1946


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

:09 -Drafted into the military at 19
:21 - Going into the military
7:13 - Red Beach II
14:50 - Iwo Jima
16:14 - Wounds
20:22 - Hiroshima Bomb
20:08 - Japanese surrendered

The interview was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 


Images Provided by James M. Martin, Jr.

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James M. Martin, Jr., WWII


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Floyd Stone, Staff Sergeant, and James M. Martin, Jr., Private 1st Class on leave July 1945


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Machine gunners on B1-27, B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division (Left to right; Albert Lotz, James M. Martin, Jr., Joe Perry)


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James M. Martin, Jr. at his son's, James M. Martin, military retirement service in 2005


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James Martin Jr. WWII History

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A Letter from a Friend


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