Gerald A. Martin

Korean War
RankLieutenant U.S. Navy
Date of DeathSeptember 27 1951
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
Legion of Merit
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Martin was awarded the and the Legion of Merit, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Lieutenant Martin, born in Korea, was a doctor with a Naval research team aboard the Naval ship USS LSI (L) in Korean waters researching tropical diseases. On September 27, 1951, he was a passenger on a C-46D transport enroute from Pusan East Airfield (K-9) to Tachikawa, Japan, when his aircraft crashed into Mt. Tanazawa at Odawara, Japan.