Arbeit, Martin Irving, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B40, Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1966 - 1970

Special Forces
Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Arbeit, Martin Irving (Marty), SSG.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fayetteville, NC
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Bragg Post Cemetery - Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
6W, 80 / SECTION I SITE 498-C

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1969-1969, 11B4S, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1970, 11B40, Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence: Hostile death due to Small Arms Fire in Laos. No other Details.
24 Nov 70- Martin I. Arbeit, SSGT E-6, USASF, CCN Da Nang was on operations with Co A, Hatchet Company and was KIA,-RR. SSGT Arbeit was every bit a professional soldier! He use to have a monkey that he cared for that accompanied him until May of 1970 when he was in Long Than, B-53 drawing ammunition for a mission. SFC R.L. Noe was also drawing C-4 and the monkey jumped off Arbeit's shoulder and grabbed one block of C-4 explosive and carried it to the rafters of the warehouse where the monkey took a bite and then shortly thereafter fell dead. The last I saw of Arbeit was at the CCN TOC in Aug 70 where I suggested he seek a desk job because the way he was going, he would not survive Nam.
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