Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PVT Gustav Torres Martin

PVT Gustav Torres Martin was born 16 Dec 1917 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was a son of Gustavo Torres and Mercedes Martin.  His father worked in a factory. In 1919 his mother moved with him and his older brother to New York City. Sometime before 1930 his mother married again.  She was working as dressmaker.

Gustav enlisted in the New York National Guard and Headquarters Battery 1st Battalion 212th Coastal Artillery.  The unit was federalized on 10 Feb 1941.  On 5 Sep 1944 PVT Martin was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry. PVT Martin was killed in action on 14 Sep 1944.

PVT Martin rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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