MARTIN, DONNIE RICHARD  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
MARTIN, DONNIE RICHARD


Rank / Branch:
CORPORAL E-3, U. S. ARMY


Unit:
AMERICAL DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1950-05-18


Date of Loss:
1970-10-12


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG TIN


Status:
HOSTILE OTHER EXPLOS


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
MARRIED

 

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Veteran Hagiography

DONNIE RICHARD MARTIN, CORPORAL, U.S. ARMY, BIG SPRING, HOWARD COUNTY,  TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Military Merit Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Donnie was born in Big Spring, Texas, the son of  Josephine Gussie Votaw and Ralph Alter Martin.  He had a younger half sister,  Arjeana.  He attended Big Spring schools, last attending Big Spring High School.  He dropped out of Big Spring High School in 1968 and moved to Lubbock.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army from Lubbock in October, 1968.  

Big Spring High School, 1968

He completed basic training and infantry AIT at Fort Polk, Louisiana.   He had service in Germany.  He re-enlisted in the Army in 1970 and married  Cynthia Reagan of Big Spring July 31, 1970 while on leave before going to Vietnam.  

He began his tour in Vietnam on August 21, 1970.  He was assigned as a infantryman with B Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.  He was killed October 12, 1970 by a boopy trap while on patrol.  

He was buried with full military honors in the Trinity Memorial Garden's Cemetery in Big Spring.  He was survived by his wife, Cynthia, his mother, Mrs Norman Hill and half sister-Arjeana Elwood of Big Spring.

Donnie was posthumously promoted to Corporal and his wife was presented the CIB, Purple Heart, Natonal Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Military Merit Medal as awarded by the South Vietnamese government in ceremonies held at her parent's house in December 1970.  The medals were presented by Col A. D. Pickard, the senior military advisor for the West Texas Advisory Group, U.S. Army Reserves, Lubbock, Texas.     

Trinity Memorial Garden's Cemetery, Big Spring, Texas

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