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

Francisco Martinez

Humacao, Puerto Rico

November 4, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
28 Army Sgt

B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne)

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Baghdad, Iraq.  Martinez was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded.  Martinez died of his injuries.
AP News

Francisco Martinez chose to go to Iraq and even turned down a recent offer of a two-week furlough. Martinez, who grew up in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and was based at Fort Bragg, was killed Nov. 4 when a roadside bomb hit the truck he was in near Baghdad. He is survived by his father, Daniel Martinez, and mother, Luz Jimenez.

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