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Robert N. Martens

Robert N. Martens

Died: September 6, 2005

Rank: Hospitalman

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division

Branch: U.S. Navy

Hospital Corpsman Robert “Nathan” Martens of Queen Creek, Arizona, lost his life due to injuries he received when the Humvee he was riding in during a night patrol rolled over in Al Qaim, Iraq, on September 6, 2005, just 10 days after arriving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Martens was assigned to the 2nd Marine Divi­sion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The 20-year-old corpsman is buried at City of Mesa Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.

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