Milford Clayton Martin
Missing in action since 1 February 1943 as a result of action against the enemy.
Officially declared dead on 2 February 1944.
He served on the U.S.S. Dehaven. The Dehaven was sunk by Japanese dive bombers off the Solomons in February 1, 1943.
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Served aboard the USS Lexington beginning in 1940
Mother: Mrs. Rebecca Roulett, 227 Jackson Avenue, Fountain City, Knoxville
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 21, 1944
Mildord Clayton Martin, first class water tender in the Navy, has been killed in action in the Pacific, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Earnest Roulett, 227 Jackson Avenue, Fountain City. A year ago, Mrs. Roulett received word that her son was missing, but word of his death came a few days ago. He had been in the Navy for four years and nine months. A brother, Clyde Harry Martin, second class cook, has been transferred from his ship to a base on the East Coast. He recently was home on his first leave in two years in the Navy.
- Rank: Watertender Second Class
- Date of birth: 13 November 1918
- Date of death: 1 February 1943
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Dehaven (DD-496)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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