Cerro Gordo County

Raymond Martin




Raymond Martin Returns From African Expedition
Ashore 15 Minutes
Saw Several Land Skirmishes

Raymond Martin, third class pharmacist’s mate, is home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Martin, 605 Delaware avenue northeast, following his return from the North African expedition.

Martin was a member of the crew of a troop transport that landed at Safi in North Africa.

“I was ashore about 15 minutes,” he said. “There wasn’t much fighting, just a few land skirmishes.”

Martin enlisted in the Navy here Dec. 13, 1941. After training at Great Lakes, he went to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, then Paris Island, S. Car., and then to Norfolk before he was sent on the African expedition.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 29, 1942 (photo included)