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"Dock of the Bay" - Sammy's favorite song
A program of tribute and remembrance was sponsored by VFW Post 5813 honoring Sammy Martin and his family.
Portions of an article printed in the Kentucky VFW News appear here with permission.

Samuel Calvin Martin, "Sammy" to all who knew him was born on December 22, 1946. He graduated from Green County High School, Class of '64. Sammy enlisted in the United States Army and completed Advanced Individual Training at the Army Security Agency Training Center at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
Sammy served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His first tour from January 1966 thru April 1967. His second tour began in early 1968. It was during this tour of duty that Sammy, a member of the 101st Radio Research Company, 509th Radio Research Group, was Killed in Action by a land mine explosion on May 17, 1968.

Ceremony honoring Samuel Calvin Martin

Veterans of Foreign War Building, Legion Park
Greensburg, KY 42743
Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 6:00 p.m

*Hymn - "America"
*Opening Prayer Reverend Gilbert Larimore
Introduction of VFW Commander Reverend Gilbert Larimore
Opening Remarks Richard Davis, VFW commander
*Pledge of Allegiance
Deceased Comrades Wendell Houk
MIA's Maxideen Pruitt
Solo - "Searching for a Soldier" Lois Myers
Tribute Amanda Martin
"The Old Soldier and the Flag" Voris Whitlock
Introduction of Tom Downs Mary Lois Martin
Presentation of Samuel Calvin Martin's
dogtag to family
Tom Downs
Song - "Go Rest High" Joel Eade and Greg Ford
"A Prayer for Our Country" Reverend William Karnes
Song - "Forever Young" Joel Eade and Greg Ford


* Indicates congregation to stand
" You ask me, stranger, why I make this journey
Why I cross three thousand miles of rolling waves.
Like so many others my friend was killed in action.
So I'm here searching for his grave."

-Lyrics adapted from "Searching for a Soldier"

On a hill at his home, Greensburg, KY

Photos from the Memorial Service

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