Nov 162011

Charles Michael Martin

Birth:  Mar. 25, 1947 Charlotte, NC

Death:  Sep. 13, 1966 Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

Hospital Corpsman HN Charles M. Martin native of Charlotte, NC was killed in Vietnam after suffering mortal wounds from a hand grenade. He was 19 and had never been married.  His service number was #9180052.  He was serving with H&S CO, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Corps (III MAF).

Hospital Corpsman (HM) perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical. They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities as well as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment. Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, Special Forces and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available.

Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery Salisbury Rowan Co., NC

Plot: A, 920

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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