Martin, Ernest Edward, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, 28th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1944


Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 10, 1944
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
IOOF Cemetery - Ellenburg, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment28th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 1542, 28th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of Washington
  1939-1943, University of Washington
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Prior to his enlistment, 2nd Lt. Martin had graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington where he also received his commission.

In November 1944, the 109th and 112th Infantry Regiments, 28th Infantry Division, were attacking east through the Hürtgen Forest in an attempt to capture the German towns of Vossenack and Schmidt. On 4 November, the Germans counterattacked in what would become one of the longest running battles in U.S. history.  Martin, a member of C Company, 109th Infantry Regiment, was reported missing in action near Vossenack on 10 November.

His remains were discovered in 2000 by a German construction company clearing wartime unexploded ordnance.  He was buried in a shallow grave.

He was interred in the !OOF Cemetery, Ellensburg, Washington near the home of some of his family..

Day/date of birth not correct.
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