Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone

31, of Bedford, Virginia.
Martone died from an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on March 7, 2006.

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"Be it known that a yellow ribbon of
memorial has been for sometime now placed on the exterior fence of New York City's Dutch Reformed church on 29th street and fifth avenue for Sgt.Justin R.Martone .
We share the same sur-name and I think
of him often as I pass by this church
which has a large memorial for fallen
Service men & women in the Mid East campaigns."
M.J.Martone of New York City, NY

"February 22, 2009
To the family of Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone:
Justin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family of:Justin R. Martone I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"It has been one year...Justin, you are not forgotten. I am sure your memory will comfort your loved ones on this sad anniversary. Thank you for your sacrifice."
A Fellow Virginian of Bangkok, Thailand

"Nothing can ever bring us back to the days of high school....Man we had some good times!! The best is about to come. Juice you were the best friend a guy could have and Renee I respect you so much. You were the best ever. I love you guys and you are always in my prayers."
SFC Smith, Jeremy of Kabul, Afghanistan

"Justin Was a great man and a great friend. I will remember all that he tought me in the short time that I knew him. To his wife: You are one of the most wonderful people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Your amazing strength throughout this difficult time has been an inspiration to me and my wife. We will always honor the memory of Justin in our home. Words cannot describe how truly sorry My wife and I are for your loss. Please know that we are always available to you should you need anything."
Michael and Amy Chapman of 3rd EOD Platoon

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Justin will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Justin Martone, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Gunnery Sgt. Justin Martone:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Justin for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Gunnery Sgt. Justin Martone:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Justin, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on