Odvin A. Martinson

Korean War
Service #O-2263070
Unit21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Rank U.S. Army
Entered Service From Wisconsin
Date of DeathJuly 6 1951
Courts of the Missing
Combat Infantryman Badge
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Second Lieutenant Martinson was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.

Second Lieutenant Martinson was a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on January 29, 1951 and returned to duty with a battlefield promotion from Sergeant First Class to Second Lieutenant on April 17, 1951. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 6, 1951. His remains were recovered after the war and his name is permanently engraved in the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.