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First Name: Martin

Last Name: Childress

Birthplace: Pruden, TN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Dean

Date of Birth: 07 February 1944

Date of Death: 12 August 1969

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Martin Dean Childress

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Martin Dean Childress
Specialist Four, U.S. Army

Martin Dean Childress was born on 7 February 1944 in Pruden, TN, the 8th child and youngest son of John Henry and Shirley Jane Gibson Childress.

Dean had one son, Troy.

On 12 August 1969, Specialist Four Martin Dean Childress was serving with D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, in Binh Long Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, SP4 Childress was killed in action when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket or mortar fire. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Martin D Childress is located on Panel 19W Line 010 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Specialist Four Childress is buried at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens in Marion, OH.


Honoree ID: 3639   Created by: MHOH




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