We shall not forget

THOMAS HUTSON MARTIN, JR.

The Citadel Class of: 1940  
Cadet Company: H – Sergeant (Source: Sphinx 1939)
Age: 24
Born: 17-May-20 in South Carolina
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Family: Thomas H. Martin (father), Mary Martin (mother),
Elizabeth Martin (sister), Benjamin Martin (brother),
Charlotte Martin (sister), Cecile Arnold Martin (wife)
Rank: Captain
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Servicenumber: O-025530
Entered the Service from: South Carolina
Function: Company Commander
Regiment:
Battalion: 119th Armored Engineer Battalion
Division: 12th Armored Division
Company: C
Unit:
Date of death: 8-Feb-45
Status: DOW
Place of death: Stephansfeld, France, 11th Field Hospital
Spot: Wounded near Gries, France
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Buried at: Plot B Row 35 Grave 37
Cemetery: Epinal American Cemetery
Biography: Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr., Class of 1940
Other information: Civil Engineering major

Lt. T.H. Martin, Jr., Engaged to Wed Washington Girl
Mrs. Linton Beckly Arnold, formerly of Baltimore and now of Washington,
announces the engagement of her daughter, Mis T. Cecile Arnold, and
Lieutenant Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr., United States army, of Charleston
and Camp Campbell, Ky.
Miss Arnold is a daughter of Mrs. Arnold and the late Lieut. Linton B. Arnold,
and a cousin of former Governor Harry Nice, of Maryland. She was
graduated from Ursuline Academy and Junior College, and made her debut
at Bronxville, N.Y. She is now doing war work in Washington.
Lieutenant Martin is a son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutson Martin, of 89
Lenwood boulevard. He attended the Citadel and was graduated from the
United States military academy at West Point. He is now at Camp Campbell,
with the corps of engineers, U. S. army.
– Source: News and Courier, Charleston, S.C., 1 August 1943, p.5.

Reserve Corps Armory Dedication This Week
The Charleston Army Reserve Corps armory, at Broad and Chisolm Streets,
will be dedicated Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
The building bears the name of Capt. Thomas Hutson Martin Jr., U. S. Army,
killed in France in World War II.
The simple dedicatory services will be attended by Capt. Martin’s parents,
Dr. and Mrs. T. Hutson Martin, of 89 Lenwood Blvd., by Army officers and
prominent Charleston civilians.
A bronze marker bearing the inscription “Thomas Hutson Martin Jr. Armory,
Organized Reserve Corps, United States Army” will be unveiled at the
armory’s Chisolm Street entrance.
George L. Buist Rivers, Charleston laywer and holder of the Distinguish
Service Cross for heroism in World War I, will speak. He will be introduced
by Gen. Charles P. Summerall, president of The Citadel.
The program will also include music by The Citadel band, the introduction
of Gen. Summerall by Lt. Col. Frank A. George, senior unit instructor of
reservists here, the invocation and benediction by the Rev. Dr. Edward G.
Lilly and the dismissal by Col. George.
Capt. Martin, a son of Dr. and Mrs. T. Hutson Martin, of Lenwood Blvd.,
attended The Citadel and was graduated from West Point in the Corps of
Engineers in January, 1943.
According to army surgeons, Capt. Martin was wounded by an exploding
land mine. Taken to an aid station, he refused medical treatment, demanding
that the surgeons first operate on the enlisted men serving under him who
had been wounded in the same explosion.
He was buried in the National Cemetery at Epinal, France.
The name for the armory was approved by Third Army after it had been
recommended by various civic organizations in the city.
– Source: Charleston Evening Post, Charleston, S.C., 10 December 1952.

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Sphinx 1939, 1930/40 US Census (NARA), Find A Grave.com, Charleston County Public Library SC Room

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