November 1997

In Memoriam: Col Martin J. Melvin, Jr.

Volume 80, Issue 11
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Col Martin J. Melvin, Jr., 77, in Waukegan, Ill. He served in both WW Il and the Korean War. He was an antiaircraft gunner on USS Hornet (CV-8) when she was sunk Oct. 26, 1942, in the Pacific. His career spanned 32 years during which he advanced from private to colonel.

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