Martin E. Makkila

Martin E. Makkila of Angora was inducted into the Army on May 28, 1942.

He was a Private First Class and a litter bearer with Company A in the 262nd Medical Battalion in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and Ryukyu Islands.

He received the: Meritorious Service Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four bronze battle stars and bronze arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Medal with two bronze stars, World War II Victory Medal and five overseas service bars.

He was honorably discharged on November 1, 1945 at Camp McCoy, Wis.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 188.

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