Jacob D.-Martir-Obituary

Spc. Jacob D. Martir

Norwich, Connecticut

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When Jacob D. Martir told his family he wanted to become a soldier, they knew to take the 15-year-old seriously. "He was the kind of kid who when he said he was going to do something, did it," said his aunt, Noemi Martir. Martir, 21, from Norwich, Conn., was killed Aug. 18 by hostile fire in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. When the future soldier expressed an interest in the military, his eldest sister bought him an Army jacket and Army pants. He wore them constantly. "He always wanted to become a hero," Olga Gutierrez said of her son. "As a mother, you cry. You want the best for your kids. You don''t want them to die that way. But Jacob did everything he needed. I feel proud." The youngest of eight children, Martir was a native of Cagus, Puerto Rico. He came to Connecticut as an infant.

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Jacob you're weighing heavy in my mind and heart today. When you died the world found out what the rest of us already knew. That you were a great person, fearless, a hero. You have never been and will never be forgotten.

Thank you Jacob.

To the family and friends of Spc. Jacob D. Martir:
Please accept my remembrance of Jacob on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Thank you so much for your service to this country. We are sad for your loss and hope you know that we will never forget you. You served in honor and in grace to protect our great country. May you find peace and comfort. Thank-you so much for my freedom.

To the family and friends of Spc. Jacob D. Martir:
Remembering Jacob on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

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To the family of Spc. Jacob D. Martir:
Jacob 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

I want you to know that you will never be forgotten. I pray you rest in peace into eternity.