Pvt First Class Martin Eppinger
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Born on Christmas Day
Not much is known about Martin Eppinger or his military service. Research does show that Eppinger was born Christmas Day, December 25, 1932. He was a twin son of Lula Eppinger who lived at 227 W. Oak Street, Griffin.
The African-American soldier enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 7, 1951. He became a Private First Class. He served in the 15th Infantry.
Eppinger was killed on June 13, 1953. His remains lie in the Fullness Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Zebulon, GA.