Korean War 1
- Aviation Safety Mechanic, First Class, U.S. Navy 1
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Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Martin was a crew member of the aircraft carrier, USS BENNINGTON (CVA-20), cruising in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. On May 26, 1954, a launching catapult exploded killing him and 101 fellow crewmen. Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Martin was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.