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Name:Clarence Ames Martin
Affiliation:Class of 1917
Biography & Genealogy:Clarence Ames Martin, Class of 1917: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 13, 1896 in Bellhaven, Va. Father- James P. Martin of Accomac Co. Va.;Mother- Elizabeth S. Turlington also of Accomac. Pat. Grandfather- Smith K. Martin; Pat. Grandmother- Rosa Wilson, both of Accomac. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel L. Turlington; Mat. Grandmother- Mamie Ames, both of Accomac. Married- Tom Johnson, daughter of Lillton W. Johnson of Concord Waarf, Va. Children- 1- Clarence Ames Martin, Jr. (Missing in Action in Korea Nov 29. 1950, declared dead Dec. 31, 1953); 2- Margaret Elizabeth Martin. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 9, 1914; Graduated May 3, 1917 B.S. in Civil Engineering. Stood 11 in a class of 59. Careers- Commissioned Service U.S. Army Aug. 15, 1917- July 31, 1947. Commissioned in Infantry. Served in both World Wars. Highest rank achieved- Major General. Honors: Silver Star (1917, 1944, 1945); Distinguished Service Cross (1943); Distinguished Service Medal (1945); Legion of Merit (1944); Air Medal (1945); Bronze Star (1944); Combat Infantry Badge (1942); Honorary Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [British] (1943). Died- Dec. 11, 1986.
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