From a contemporary press report:
On Friday, May 7, 1999. Born June 23, 1923, he was the devoted husband to Rose D. Fisher for 56 1/2 years; loving father of daughter Dyahn Fisher Darvey and son Gary Fisher; as well as two grandchildren, Gena and Chad Darvey.
MARTIN FISHER first joined the Citizen's military training from 1937 to 1940, then volunteered in April 1941 for United States Army Air Force. He was assigned to the 13th bomber Command to a Squadron of B-24. He was a member of 5th Air Force bombers during World War II.
His battles and campaigns included New Guinea; Solomon's Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Eastern Mandates and the Western Pacific areas of operations, Philippines and Ryukyu's. He received the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Medal, Parachute Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Silver Star and three Bronze Stars entitled to the Purple Heart.
Martin Fisher also received a certificate of appreciation of War Service by Hap Aronald Commanding General Army Air Forces during WWII and a letter of accomplishment by H.R. Harmon Major General and USA Commanding. He also served in the Korean War (1951-1953) as a Liaison Officer between the Air Force and the Navy.
Martin Fisher graduated from South Philadelphia Boys High School where he won a medal for boxing and 100-meter freestyle swimming. In the United States Airforce, he received two years of college education. He was a Gold Card Lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the Air Force Association.
Martin Fisher, a United States Air Force Officer, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
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