DONALD L MARTINEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

DONALD LYNWOOD MARTINEZ

WALL NAME

DONALD L MARTINEZ

PANEL / LINE

18E/41

DATE OF BIRTH

01/23/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

TAZEWELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tazewell County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD LYNWOOD MARTINEZ
POSTED ON 2.10.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 9.20.2002

god bless

i dont know him but god bless him
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POSTED ON 1.13.2000
POSTED BY: Jerry Tighe

Always time to be kind

I served with 'Joe'. He was the nicest person I have ever met. Always friendly, a big hello. Great smile. Compassionate, thoughtful man. Always time to be kind.
I left VN on the 18th, April 1967. We had just heard that Dennis was KIA. The convoy taking me to the airport was the longest, sadest ride. I was angry and did not want to leave. All during the very, very long ride I was hoping that 'Charlie' would attack us so I could administer some revenge.
After all these years Dennis is still in my mind. He was special.
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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Eddie R. Martinez

My Brother Joe

Donald Lynwood Martinez was more commonly known by his nickname "Joe". He spent most of his younger years in rural Tazewell County, Virginia. Joe made many friends over the years by being himself. Joe was one of those people you just liked being around, the guy that always seemed to be enjoying life.

Joe had married and had two very young children when he shipped out for Nam. His wife, daughter, and son still reside in Germany. His daughter made a trip to the US the summer of 98' to visit us and her father's grave. Her last visit was as a child in 67' for her father's funeral.

Joe, regardless of how The Vietnam War is remembered, you will always be remembered by me as doing for your country what it asked you to do.

We love you brother and will see you soon.

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