Pvt Joe P. Martinez

Pvt Joe P. Martinez (HM16NF)

Location: Ault, CO 80610 Weld County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 34.926', W 104° 44.166'

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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

— July 27, 1920 - May 26, 1943 —

Private Martinez was mortally wounded on Attu Island after leading a successful charge to capture a mountain pass. He single handedly destroyed more than thirty enemy defenders. For this heroic efforts and supreme sacrifice he was awarded the

Congressional Medal of Honor
on October 27, 1943.

*Only serviceman from Weld County to receive the Medal of Honor to date.
*First Hispanic American in WWII from the United States to receive the Medal of Honor.
*First Private in WWII to receive the Medal of Honor.
HM NumberHM16NF
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Year Placed1994
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 522333 N 4492401
Decimal Degrees40.58210000, -104.73610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 34.926', W 104° 44.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 34' 55.56" N, 104° 44' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Graefe Ave, Ault CO 80610, US
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