John Wesley Martin (1921 - 2011)

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Burial / Funeral

Sarasota National Cemetery
Section 13 Site 1032,
9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Fl

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Sun City Center, Hillsborough County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Wesley

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1921 - In the year that John Wesley Martin was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1932 - John was just 11 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1954 - John was 33 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1965 - When he was 44 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1993 - At the age of 72 years old, John was alive when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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John Wesley Martin died on January 13, 2011 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for John. He was buried in Sarasota National Cemetery Section 13 Site 1032, Sarasota, Fl. He was born on August 3, 1921. We have no information about John's surviving family. We know that John Wesley Martin had been residing in Sun City Center, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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