Bucyrus to present Letterman's Award to family of Lt. Harry L. Martin

Bucyrus to present Letterman's Award to family of Lt. Harry L. Martin
Posted on 11/09/2015

A recent discovery has been brought to the attention of the Bucyrus City School District Athletics Department. The district's Athletics Council learned of the high school athletic accomplishments of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Harry L. Martin, and the Athletics Department will be posthumously awarding Lt. Martin a Bucyrus Athletics Letter during the Crawford County Veteran’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 11.

A member of the Class of 1928, Lt. Martin was a member of the football team for four years, basketball team for one year and was a member of Hi-Y for three years. In the book “Best of the Best” written by former Galion Inquirer Sports Editor Dave Lace, Martin is described as a small player who displayed immense amounts of courage.

“In football, his determination shone brightly,” Martin’s close high school friend and teammate Charlton Myers said in the book. “If the coach had told him to go out to the middle of the field and die to win the game he would have done it.”

Prior to the presentation of the Letterman’s Award, the Bucyrus Secondary School will hold a special Veteran’s Day assembly at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The assembly will feature the High School Band and Choir, as well as a special presentation from local radio icon Davey Jones, who will speak about Lt. Martin and other veterans who have served their country.

“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Jones to our building to share the stories he’s learned from his extensive time in the Bucyrus community,” Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke said. “We are honored to welcome Lt. Martin’s family to our building and present them with his Letterman’s Award Nov. 11.”

To learn more about this special honor, please contact Bucyrus Athletics/Activities Director Rick Rawson at 419-562-2739 or email rrawson@bucyrusschools.org.