Thursday, June 30, 2016

PVT James Kaleph Martin Sr

courtesy of Dennis Healy
PVT James Kaleph Martin Sr was born on 16 Jul 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was the 4th of 5 children born to Robert L. and Anna Marie Martin.  His father worked as a hotel watchman and later the family farmed. James married Helen Elona Szelesy. The couple would have 3 children by 1938. James worked as a driver and Helen as a housekeeper. In 1940 James was working for Balto Transfer Company.

James was drafted in October 1943. After his basic training he was sent to Europe.  On 22 Jun 1944 PVT Martin was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry. He was killed in action on 30 Jun 1944.

PVT Martin was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Baltimore National Cemetery.

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