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  • Date of Birth:8/19/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:COVENTRY
  • County of Record:TOLLAND COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:62W, 12
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:8/20/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:DAYTON
  • County of Record:MONTGOMERY COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:62W, 13
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 62W, Row 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 5/31/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • We remember you Gary!

    Posted on 5/17/14
    Your memory is alive with us.. Thank you for your service to us in Bayonne and our paid the ultimate price so we may live in freedom
  • end of innocence

    Posted on 5/16/14 - by bob D'Agostino
    as I grow older, I think of friends from my youth such as Gary. He was a leader of "the guys" who played stickball at Washington schoolyard, went to dances and grew up together. Gary looked out for younger members of our group like me. He had a passion for life. I wills always think good thoughts of him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Gary Mario Martorella, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, Holmdel, NJ

    Posted on 8/16/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at or 1-800-648-8387.
  • Gary Martorella

    Posted on 12/12/12 - by Stephen Sladowski 'Sludge'

    Gary - its been 45 years, but Bob & I still talk about you and the 46th47th street neighborhood. Your Dad cut our hair for free and your parents served us wine with dinner when we were just 14. We drove around in your blue '61 Olds 88 up & down Broadway. Will never forget you, your Mom and great family.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/18/10 - by Robert Sage
    Gary is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. PH
  • Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 1/14/08
    Gary M. Martorella is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on

  • Sacrifice

    Posted on 1/2/08 - by Conrad Doedderlein
    Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom
    must like men undergo the fatique of supporting it.
    Tom Paine-You bought our Freedom with your life.
    Thank You Gary-Jim D.
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 5/31/03 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8
  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 9/29/99 - by John Abradi
    fond memories of the stickball games,and what a tremendous athlete you were...
    always wanted to be a marine,and never was there one to be more proud of...
    a loss beyond words to a devoted and loving family...

    may god always hold you in the palm of his gentle hand
    Whitey(John Abradi)USMC
  • Growing up

    Posted on 5/27/99 - by Nick Signoretta
    Thinking of Gary from time to time, especially playing basketball in St. Vincent"s schoolyard.

The Wall of Faces

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