Updated May 23, 2015: The search for Peter Elwood Martin has ended. Peter Elwood Martin passed away unexpectedly in San Ysidro, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. [Link] A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by the Iowa National Guard. Chaplin Jerome Baker from the VFW will be officiated the service. Rest in peace Sir.
Peter Elwood Martin is a U.S. Military Veteran who was last seen August 1, 1995 in Oakland, California when he visited his sister. Peter Elwood Martin may have been living a transient lifestyle and lived outdoors. Peter’s service-connected mental health issues caused him to become homeless for decades. Peter Elwood Martin may be visiting charities for food or conducting personal hygiene. Peter Elwood Martin has no drivers license, no criminal record and his fingerprints are on file as part of his military service. The home of record he provided for his military service was in Mason City, Iowa.
Peter Elwood Martin joined the Iowa National Guard in 1954 before graduating from Highschool and served with the 1133rd Transportation Unit from May 1954 through September 1057 while he attended Junior College. After he graduated college, the joined the Active Duty U.S. Army in 1958 and served until he was medically retired in 1963, serving with C Battery, 2nd Missile Battalion, 56th Artillery in Pirmasens and Salzwoog, Germany, guarding Nike, Ajax and Hercules missiles.
Peter Elwood Martin was 62 to 63 years old when he went missing in 1995. Peter Elwood Martin is 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed approximately 160 to 190 pounds at the time he went missing. Peter Elwood Martin has gray or partially gray hair in an “afro curly” style and brown eyes. He has an eye condition called bilateral myopia and may wear glasses now. Peter Elwood Martin has scars on both his thighs. Peter Elwood Martin is missing his front teeth from playing football; one front tooth is outlined with gold; may have bridge of four false teeth. He has fillings on teeth 14,30 and 19 and may have had lower wisdom teeth removed. Peter Elwood Martin has high frequency deafness from acoustic trauma(howitzers, etc). Peter Elwood Martin was known to wear boots which he kept shined at all times.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Peter Elwood Martin, contact the San Diego Sheriffs Office at 858-974-2420 reference case # 1136237. (NamUs MP# 11700)