Memorial to Francisco Martinez at the Airborne Museum at Fort Bragg

Pictures and text by Patrick Shrier

These pictures were taken at Fort Bragg in April, 2008.

This picture is of a memorial brick that is located in the aircraft park behind the museum. I would guess that it was placed there by members of his unit. We did the same in my unit for one of the soldiers in my troop that was killed in 2004. I actually think that one is the most touching, he must have been a hell of a guy for his buddies to go out of their way to place a memorial.

It reads, "In memory of our fallen comrade SSG Francisco "Marty" Martinez killed in action 4 November 2003 while conducting operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom near Baghdad, Iraq".

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