Fitness and Liberty Complex
—For Extraordinary Heroism, Courageous Sacriﬁce, and Distinguished Service —Edward H. Martin lived a life of selfless service. In July 1967, as executive officer of VA-34, he was shot down by surface-to-air missiles while leading a flight of A-4 Skyhawks from the USS Intrepid against targets in North Vietnam. For almost six years, he was held captive in Hanoi where he resisted brutal torture and isolation as a prisoner of war. Admiral Martin later rose to serve as Commander of Carrier Groups Two and Four, Commander US Sixth Fleet, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare. A southern gentleman, patriot, warrior, and family man, Ed Martin tirelessly devoted his retirement to a host of charitable and civic organizations with spirited leadership and admirable dedication.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 481903 N 3618001|
|Decimal Degrees||32.69960000, -117.19306667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 41.976', W 117° 11.584'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 41' 58.56" N, 117° 11' 35.04" W|
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|Area Code(s)||619, 858|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1500 Rogers Rd, Coronado CA 92118, US|
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