City Council members will present the Jon Menke Award for Military Service to Madison resident Arthur Martin during this evening’s June 4 regular meeting at City Hall.

Martin, who went into the U.S. Army March 23, 1943, served as a gunner in a Sherman tank in the 18th Tank Battalion of the 8th Armored Division attached to Gen. George Patton’s Third Army during the Rhineland Campaign, which liberated the area of Germany to the west of the Rhine River.

He was awarded the Purple Heart for combat injuries, specificially injuries from mortar fire Jan. 25, 1945. At 95, a dozen pieces of shrapnel remain in his chest.

Martin will be the 10th serviceman to be honored with the Jon Menke Award for Military Service, which honors Madison residents who have served in the military. Jon Menke, a Madison native, was in the Indiana National Guard 38th Military Police and died in a bombing in 2008 while serving in Iraq.