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PFC Martinez
PFC Eddie A. Martinez Jr.
1948 - 1969

A member of B Battery (Searchlight), 29th Artillery, PFC Eddie Anthony Martinez Jr. was born on April 1, 1948.
He died on February 10, 1969 in the Province of Binh Dinh, South Vietnam.
He was single, and from Belen, New Mexico.

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His Family Mourns His Loss
His Family Has Not Forgotten

Gone, But Not Forgotten

His Comrades Honor Him

Private First Class Eddie Anthony Martinez Jr. held the Primary MOS of 63B20, Light-Wheel Vehicle Repairman.
His tour of duty in South Vietnam began on April 7, 1968.

PFC Martinez

PFC Martinez was born in Springer, New Mexico but his family moved to Belen, New Mexico, where he attended school and eventually became an accomplished guitarist. He enlisted in the Army on April 16, 1967. Basic training was at Fort Bliss, Texas. He also received his training in his Military Occupational Specialty as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic at Fort Hauchuca, Arizona and at the Fort Knox, Kentucky Armor Track School. With barely two months remaining on his tour, he died, apparantly by his own hand. The Army investigation that followed determined Eddie's death to be a suicide.

More than 30 years later much controversy surrounds the death of Eddie Martinez. To read the full story click here.

NOTE: Ms. Mary Jane Silva, surviving sister of Eddie A. Martinez wishes to be in contact with anyone that knew or served with Eddie at the time of his death. If you have any casualty information please contact her!





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