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Martin J. (Marty) Teahan - HQ 1st

Marty served with great distinction in the HQ 1st light machine gun platoon from October 20th  1942 until 23rd June 1944. Marty was killed in action in Normandy at the age of 20, a great loss to his family country and the 508th.

At Camp Upton, Marty Teahan met James (Mac) McMahon and they became close friends.

On the evening of June 5th, 1944, Marty and Mac bid farewell and god speed to each other as they climbed into different planes. At 02.30 hours they both parachuted into Normandy, France. They never met again.

Marty was a great dancer. He loved those crazy jitter bug steps that were so popular in those days. Once he got started on the dance floor, you could not get him off.

The English girls loved to dance with him. Moreover they loved his New York Bronx accent that was rare in England.

Marty loved to sing Irish songs.

He provided us with many hours of enjoyment just listening to him sing. 

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