Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PFC George Truett Martin

courtesy of Marcus Stanley
PFC George Truett Martin waborn 7 Aug 1925 in Macon County, North Carolina the 8th of 9 children born to Reverend Jefferson Lee and Ila Lee (Haney) Martin. The family farmed.

George was still unemployed when he registered for the draft in 1943. He was drafted soon after in November 1943.  He probably was sent to Europe in late May or June 1944 and transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry in July 1944.  PVT Martin was promoted to PFC on 18 Aug 1944. PFC Martin was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944.

PFC Martin was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Raleigh National Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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