R. I. P. mighty warrior
This young mans father taught me how to ride my dirt bike when I was 13. I never got to meet this kid, but his father was a stand up guy.
All my thoughts and prayers Mike.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
I am grateful for PFC Matthew M. Martinek's, service to our Great Nation and greatly appreciate Him for my freedom and the freedom of my family and friends. PFC Matthew M. Martinek, you are a true American Hero and will not be forgotten. Stand down Soldier, Your mission is complete. Job Well Done. May our Heavenly Father welcome You home to rest. Godspeed Matthew.
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