Vernon David Martin

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/12/1944

 

 

Vernon D. Martin was born in Oklahoma in 1921. He was drafted into the Army
on November 5, 1942 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. His home of residence was listed
as Howell County, Missouri and his civilian occupation was listed as General Farmers.
He had completed grammar school and was married in 1941. His religion was listed as
Protestant.

Private First Class Martin was killed in action in France during the fighting in the hedgerow countryside of Normandy,
in the attack toward the city of Perriers on July 12, 1944.

 

 

Vernon D. Martin was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block K Row 9 Grave 177 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot D Row 3 Grave 30

 

   

Grave marker for

Vernon D. Martin

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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