Martin Paul Amling, 92, of Pana, was born on February 7, 1923, the second of five sons of Martin C. F. and Tillie Eitzman Amling. He was a top athlete in football, basketball, and track during his years at Pana High School. Martin went on to study horticulture at Ohio State University and played football on the 1942 National Championship Team under Football Hall of Fame Coach Paul Brown. He was called to duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. Martin served in an Infantry Cannon Company in the 75th Division providing artillery support to stop the German advance during the Battle of the Bulge. Martin’s brothers, Bill, Warren, and Arol were all standout athletes at Pana. Martin was also involved in the wholesale rose growing business in Pana.
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