Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Roberto L. Martinez-Salazar

21, of Long Beach, California.
Martinez-Salazar died in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to Company A, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on February 4, 2006.

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"I served with Martinez in Iraq. I have some very great memory's of going to PLDC with him and saying RUGGED every where we went just to piss everyone off. If anyone has any information on how to contact his family please email me at al_chavez21@yahoo.com Thank you. Miss ya buddy."
Albert Chavez of South Jordan, UT

"Beto... Its been 7 years and I still think of you. You are always in my heart. The last time we spoke in 2005 conversation didnt end good my regrets of not saying goodbye all because of a little disagreement if I could only take back that night. If you only knew how much I loved you. You were always there for me. I was always able to tell you anything and everything. You were crazy and always made me smile, you were my bestfriend. I miss you so much Beto. I will never forget you. God has called you to be his soldier and one day I will see you again. For now ill see you only in my memories."
Daisy Correa Barron of Atwater, CA US

"Think about you all the time Beto. Thanks for the memories brotha, you will never be forgotten, never...."
SGT Jimenez U.S. Army '02-'07 of CA

"To the family of:Roberto L.Martinez-Salazar
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""

"I was saddened when I heard the news cause I wasn't far away. I will miss our talks and friendship. I will miss you Berto."
SGT Scrivner of Schofield Barracks, HI

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA



I was Roberto's squad leader during his first tour in Iraq, and I was shocked and devastated when I heard the news of his passing. It actually took me this long to find the courage to speak of it. He was a great soldier and patriot, also that he was a great young man.

Not a day that goes by in which I don't think of the soldiers who pay the ultimate sacrifice fighting our nations wars.

Roberto was a true friend, soldier, and I shall dearly miss him.

My heart goes out to his family for thier loss, but hopefully they can take pride in the fact that Martinez will live in our hearts as a true warrior and patriot.

Much Love,
Cpl Elam"
Elam of Fort Lewis, Wa / USA

"February 3, 2009
To the family of Spc. Roberto L. Martinez-Salazar:
Roberto 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

"I'm very saddened that you’re not around anymore.
I will love you and miss you forever..."
Angela Martinez of Long Beach

"Just know that we all miss you and even though its hard to except that you had to go I hope to see you soon "BETO"."
Daniel Martinez of LONG BEACH, U.S

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Gong Mu Ro"(Duty First)14th Engrs Motto"

""Beto" there's not a day thats gone by that i don't think about you.I know that the your life is going to live with me until i see you agin. Say hi to grandma for me.Love You so much."
Adrian Mendoza of Long Beach/ U.S

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

"Thank you Roberto Martinez-Salazar, 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 Spc. Roberto Martinez-Salazar:
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 Roberto 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 Spc. Roberto Martinez-Salazar:
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 Roberto, 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