Cpl. Benito Martinez

Cpl. Benito Martinez (HM15A6)

Location: Fort Hancock, TX 79839 Hudspeth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 17.791', W 105° 50.864'

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(April 24, 1932 - Sept. 6, 1952)

— Machine Gunner, U.S. 25th Inf. Div. —

Graduated from Fort Hancock High School, May 1951. In Korean War, earned Congressional Medal of Honor in lone 6-hour stand near Satae-ri, Korea, Sept. 6, 1952, enabling his unit to regain key terrain. He rejected offers of aid; was cited for incredible valor, supreme sacrifice.
HM NumberHM15A6
Marker Number3180
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 419320 N 3462774
Decimal Degrees31.29651667, -105.84773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 17.791', W 105° 50.864'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 17' 47.46" N, 105° 50' 51.84" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 943-949 TX-148 Spur, Fort Hancock TX 79839, US
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