Martinez, Benito, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1950 - 1952

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fort Hancock

Casualty Date
Sep 06, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1952, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1952-1952, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1952-1952, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Operation Counter
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity






*MARTINEZ, BENITO

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company A, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Satae-ri Korea, 6 September 1952. Entered service at: Fort Hancock, Tex. Born: 21 March 1931, Fort Hancock, Tex. G.O. No.: 96, 29 December 1953.

Citation.

Cpl. Martinez, a machine gunner with Company A, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. While manning a listening post forward of the main line of resistance, his position was attacked by a hostile force of reinforced company strength. In the bitter fighting which ensued, the enemy infiltrated the defense perimeter and, realizing that encirclement was imminent, Cpl. Martinez elected to remain at his post in an attempt to stem the onslaught. In a daring defense, he raked the attacking troops with crippling fire, inflicting numerous casualties. Although contacted by sound power phone several times, he insisted that no attempt be made to rescue him because of the danger involved. Soon thereafter, the hostile forces rushed the emplacement, forcing him to make a limited withdrawal with only an automatic rifle and pistol to defend himself. After a courageous 6-hour stand and shortly before dawn, he called in for the last time, stating that the enemy was converging on his position His magnificent stand enabled friendly elements to reorganize, attack, and regain the key terrain. Cpl. Martinez' incredible valor and supreme sacrifice reflect lasting glory upon himself and are in keeping with the honored traditions of the military service.


   
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