Monday, December 15, 2014
Arizona Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
So much for ending the war in Afghanistan- we still have soldiers being killed there.
From Arizona Central:
A Mesa resident was one of two soldiers killed during a military operation in Afghanistan on Friday, Dec. 12, according to the Department of Defense.
Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22, died when the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device, according to the DOD news release.
Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37, of New York, also died during the attack, which occurred in the Parwan province.
Both soldiers belonged to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Martin is remembered by family and friends as having a "bigger than life" personality and as an inspiration to all who knew him.
Julie Martin, Wyatt's mother, told 12 News her son loved his job and saw it as an opportunity to give back to the community.
He enjoyed the military's structure and taking a leadership role, she said.
"It's what he wanted to do" Martin said. "He always felt good about what he did and I felt good about who he was and how he represented us, his country and the military."
Wyatt, the youngest of three, loved fishing and hunting, and wanted to work in the Game and Fish Department, his father, Brian Martin, told 12 News.
Friends nicknamed him Paul Bunyan in high school because of his adventurous attitude and love of the outdoors, his mother said. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2014/12/14/soldier-from-mesa-dies-in-afghanistan/20402739/
RIP Specialist Martin and Sgt. Morris and thank you for your service and your ultimate service for our country.
I do wonder, though, what they were doing at the time of their incident.