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Fort Hancock in Hudspeth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cpl. Benito Martinez

(April 24, 1932 – Sept. 6, 1952)

 

—Machine Gunner, U.S. 25th Inf. Div. —

 
Cpl. Benito Martinez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Cpl. Benito Martinez Marker
Inscription. Graduated from Fort Hancock High School, May 1951. In Korean War, earned Congressional Medal of Honor in lone 6-hour stand near Satae-ri, Korea, Sept. 6, 1952, enabling his unit to regain key terrain. He rejected offers of aid; was cited for incredible valor, supreme sacrifice.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3180.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 31° 17.791′ N, 105° 50.864′ W. Marker is in Fort Hancock, Texas, in Hudspeth County. Marker is on Knox Avenue (State Highway 148 Spur) 0.6 miles south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hancock TX 79839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Camp Rice (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Cpl. Benito Martinez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Cpl. Benito Martinez Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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