Summary by Ground NewsPfc. 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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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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