LTC (Ret) Joseph I. Martin Jr., of Enterprise, AL passed away Saturday, 8 Dec 12 at Medical Center Enterprise. He was 85.
He was born 24 Feb 27 in Des Moines, IA to the late Major General Joseph I. Martin Sr and Margaret Shander Martin. He was graduated from West High School in Rockford, IL and earned a BS Degree from the University of Illinois and a MA degree from Baylor University. He entered the US Army in 1944 and served during WWII, Korean, and Vietnam wars. He served for 24 years earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, received many awards and medals, including the Purple Heart, and was a member of DUSTOFF. He served as Administrator of Army Lyster Hospital at Ft. Rucker. While at Ft. Rucker, he volunteered for 20 years teaching in the photo-lab.