SSgt Quentin L. Martin, 15th Infantry
The 15th Infantry was one of three regiments assigned to the 3d Infantry Division. The regiment landed at French Morocco with the division in November 1942 and participated in ten of the fifteen major campaigns in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Your man was in distinguished company. Perhaps the most famous former member of the regiment was Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy of Company B, who won the Medal of Honor near Holtzwihr, France in January 1945 and later became an actor. In all, twenty men have won the Medal of Honor while serving with the regiment - one during the Civil War, sixteen during World War II (including Murphy) and three during the Korean War. Another member who also later became an actor was Private First Class James Arness who portrayed Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke", one of the longest running television series of all time. The regiment saw service in the Civil War (eleven campaign credits), the Indian Campaigns (two campaign credits), the Boxer Rebellion, the Philippine Insurrection (two campaign credits), World War I (streamer only - no combat service), World War II (ten campaign credits) and the Korean War (eight campaign credits). The regiment is one of the most decorated units in the history of the army, having been awarded five Presidential Unit Citations (includes one Navy award), Navy Unit Commendation, French Croix de Guerre avec Palme, the Fourragere in the colors of the French Croix de Guerre, two awards of the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Gold Medal for Bravery) of Greece.