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D-Day Veteran of the 101st Airborne, Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, Dies at 101

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Pfc. James Martin was among the first Allied paratroopers to jump into Normandy. He would later drop into occupied Holland during Operation Market Garden. Martin helped capture the Berghof, Adolf Hitler's private home, in Germany. In 2021, Martin met country singer Karen Waldrup, who performed at his 100th birthday party.
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D-Day Veteran of the 101st Airborne, Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, Dies at 101

On June 6, 1944, James Martin was among the first Allied paratroopers to jump into Normandy with the 101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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WWII 101st Airborne veteran Jim "Pee Wee" Martin dies at 101

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin made headlines in 2021 when he celebrated his 100th birthday with a jump fest. The WWII veteran was an original Toccoa paratrooper,

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Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin dies at 101, funeral arrangements announced

WWII Veteran Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin passed away on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy that will live on forever.

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Remembering one of the last World War II veterans, Jim “Pee-Wee” Martin

A local veteran and one of the last few World War II veterans immortalized in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers died on September 11, 2022. Jim “Pee-Wee” Martin, who parachuted into Normandy in June 1944, lived in Greene County.

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