Remembering An American HeroPosted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LCPL Gary Mario Martorella, sirMORE
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
Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, Holmdel, NJPosted on 8/16/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial FoundationIf you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-648-8387.MORE
Gary MartorellaPosted on 12/12/12 - by Stephen Sladowski 'Sludge' email@example.com
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 RememberPosted on 5/18/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgGary is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. PH
Put A Face With A NamePosted on 1/14/08Gary M. Martorella is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on www.njvvmf.org.MORE
SacrificePosted on 1/2/08 - by Conrad Doedderlein email@example.comThose who expect to reap the blessings of freedomMORE
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 SendPosted on 5/31/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Semper FidelisPosted on 9/29/99 - by John Abradi JohnAbradi@webtv.netfond memories of the stickball games,and what a tremendous athlete you were...MORE
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
Growing upPosted on 5/27/99 - by Nick SignorettaThinking of Gary from time to time, especially playing basketball in St. Vincent"s schoolyard.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.