Benito Martinez Photo

Benito Martinez

Born: Apr 21, 1932

Death: Sep 6, 1952

Birthplace: Fort Hancock

Nationality: United States

Benito Martinez

Date of Birth : Apr 21, 1932
Date of Death : Sep 6, 1952
Birth Place : Fort Hancock

Corporal Benito Martinez was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military decoration — for his actions on the near Satae-ri in Korea during the Korean War. Martinez was mortally wounded while solely defending his outpost. His actions enabled his company to take back the terrain which they had lost.

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