Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Fransisco A Martinez-Flores

Los Angeles, California

March 25, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Marines Pfc

1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center

Twenty-nine Palms, California

Killed during convoy operations when his tank plunged off a cliff into the Euphrates River.

AP News

Francisco A. Martinez Flores moved to California from Mexico at age 3 and joined the Marines so he could go to college. Martinez of Los Angeles, and based at Twentynine Palms, died March 25 when his tank went over a bridge and tumbled into the Euphrates River. He was granted U.S. citizenship after he died.

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