35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Robert Lee Martinez    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Robert Lee Martinez, who died in the service of his country on October 28th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Medevac Hit by RPG. At the time of his death Robert was 19 years of age. He was from Denver, Colorado. Robert is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 11E, Line 123.

The decorations earned by SP4 Robert Lee Martinez include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Robert is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. Plot Q O 1793. Ft. Logan is in south west Denver near the intersection with Rt 285 and Rt 121. It can be reached by going west off of exit 201 of I-25. (visited by Russ Martin in May 2003

Bronze Star for Meritorious Service
Through his untiring efforts and professional ability, Specialist Four Martinez consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp implications of new problems with which he was faced as the result of the ever-changing situation inherent in a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways and means to solve those problems. The energetic application of his extensive knowledge materially contributed to the efforts of the United States in the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the communist threat to its freedom. His initiative, zeal, sound judgment, and devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit on himself and the military service.