500 active-duty soldiers in Kentucky are traveling to Ohio for D-Day veteran

Hundreds of soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are traveling to Ohio for services for James “Pee Wee” Martin, who parachuted into France on D-Day. Martin was 101, the post said.

More than 500 active-duty soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, planned to attend memorial and burial services this week, the post said.

“He is a true legend in the 101st and will live on forever,” the division said in a statement Tuesday. “This division was founded on the sacrifice, valor, audacity, and grit of Soldiers like Martin.”

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Martin was with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He lived in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, where he died Sept. 11, his family told the Dayton Daily News.

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Martin’s burial service was scheduled for Wednesday at Dayton National Cemetery.

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