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Newspaper clipping J.W. Martin

This newspaper clipping from Jan. 9, 1954 states that Army Pfc. J.W. Martin of Fort Miller deceased from his action during the Korean War. Martin was awarded posthumously a Purple Heart for his service.

As of Monday, The Post-Star has archived 987,179 pages from 1883-2009 on by Ancestry. 

The effort started last year with sending microfilm to be digitized, which makes it searchable in the world's largest newspaper online database.

On Monday, I dug through some of the archived pages to find out more information about the missing Korean War solider from Saratoga, who was recently recovered and will be buried in a local cemetery.

After only a few minutes and the right keywords I found an article which published on Jan. 9, 1954 about J.W. Martin's death and being posthumously awarded a Purple Heart by Maj. Gen. William Bergin for bravery. A copy of the newspaper clipping is attached to this article.

On Tuesday, State Police sent out a news release about a homicide cold case in Minerva that left a former Glens Falls man dead.

I found several articles about the homicide, investigation and attached them to the online article on the link above. has been a valuable resource in our newsroom, and if you are a history buff or someone who likes to explore genealogy, the website offers more than 11,100 newspapers from all over the world. The best part is you can clip and save them for later.

If you have not used your free 7-day trial of the service visit for the change to start browsing today and with the holidays approaching it can make a great gift.

— Adam Colver

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and He can be reached at


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