World War II veteran makes a rare appearance in first-year seminar

  • On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the students of WSU 102 “Innovations of WWII” met World War II veteran Richard Martin in the Ablah Library C-Space.

  • Martin was a bombardier on a Boeing B-29 bomber over Japan in the last year of the war. After the war, he and his crew dropped supplies for Allied POWs in Japanese prison camps across east Asia.
  • Martin is now the last living member of his squadron. As a career accountant, he still does his own taxes at 94 years old.


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