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Team Sergeant
10-01-2009, 20:43
Staff Sergeant Jack Mayfield Martin III
Sept. 29, 2009
Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines
Staff Sgt. Jack Mayfield Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Okla. died after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device Sept. 29, 2009 on Jolo Island, Philippines.
Martin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Wash. and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. This was Martin’s first deployment in support of OEF-P; he was a veteran of Operation Iraq Freedom.
Martin, the youngest of five children was born in Maquoketa, Iowa and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Iowa and Bethany, Okla.
He entered military service in 2001 and was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2004. Upon completion of SFQC, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Martin’s military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Warrior Leader Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course.
His awards and decorations include Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon, the Special Forces tab, the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Martin is survived by his wife Ashley of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by his father and mother Jack and Cheryl Martin of Bethany, Okla; and his brother, Abe, and three sisters Mandi, Amber and Abi.
For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-643-8438 or after duty hours at 910-429-4165.
- DE OPPRESSO LIBER –
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/SSG%20Martin.pdf

Odin
10-01-2009, 21:01
Shit.

Jack and I went through the entire Q course together. We met that first day at SWCC standing up on a little patch of grass where the Deltas formed up. I dont think I will ever forget our skit in BNCOC when he came out of a hut wearing nothing but a poncho as a cape, LCE and boots. The instructors, who probably thought they had seen it all, were mortified. While we were taking Chinese at Lewis, we used to go head to head at a local Crossfit gym. He was a stud!
Jack , you were a good m'fer and you'll definitely be missed. Thanks for your service.

I have been told that the memorial for Jack will be 1400 6OCT at the chapel across from group.

RIP

ODIN

Rogue
10-01-2009, 21:30
Rest in God's Peace, and prayers out to the family

HOLLiS
10-01-2009, 22:48
Rest In Peace, my condolences to his family and friends. Blue skies.

The Reaper
10-01-2009, 23:19
RIP, brother.

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

TR

Roguish Lawyer
10-01-2009, 23:31
RIP and thank you

greenberetTFS
10-02-2009, 00:19
Rest in Peace, Warrior ...................:(

Big Teddy

gtcrispy
10-02-2009, 00:34
RIP Brother. You and Chris will be missed.

dennisw
10-02-2009, 00:58
RIP Hero Soldier. You did your duty and we are all in your debt. My heart goes out to your family in this time of deep sadness. I cannot imagine their sorrow, even though the scenario has been played out too many times in my imagination over too many deployments. I only hope that they catch the shit fingers who planned this. The ones who paid the money for this chicken shit IED to be planted. When they do, God have mercy on their souls.

wet dog
10-02-2009, 01:35
RIP

LongWire
10-02-2009, 01:56
RIP Brother........

JJ_BPK
10-02-2009, 05:06
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

Tatonka316
10-02-2009, 05:57
Rest in Peace, SSG. Thank you for your service to our country. You will always be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

Surgicalcric
10-02-2009, 05:58
Rest in Peace Brother............

Stras
10-02-2009, 06:28
Rest in Peace

swpa19
10-02-2009, 06:35
R.I.P. Staff Sergeant and Thank You.

Red Flag 1
10-02-2009, 07:13
Rest In Peace SSG Martin!!

Thank you for your service and sacrifice!!

112thSOLCA
10-02-2009, 07:14
Rest in Peace SSG

FMF DOC
10-02-2009, 08:50
RIP Warrior

charlietwo
10-02-2009, 09:43
RIP Brother...

csquare
10-02-2009, 09:50
Rest in Peace SSG.

azmg
10-02-2009, 10:06
RIP and thank you

Abu Jack
10-02-2009, 10:36
Rest In Peace

Enigma0122
10-02-2009, 10:48
Rest in Peace, Warrior. Prayers out to family and friends.

ZonieDiver
10-02-2009, 12:23
Rest in Peace

jbour13
10-02-2009, 13:34
RIP SSG Martin

Goggles Pizano
10-02-2009, 19:06
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti Amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Martin.

Penn
10-03-2009, 08:09
May God Bless and keep you always.Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Razor
10-03-2009, 21:18
Rest easy, brother.

JB21
10-04-2009, 17:37
RIP brother, you and Chris will not be forgotten. Prayers to both of your families.

Stingray
10-05-2009, 00:13
Rest in Peace SSgt. Thank you for your service.

SF_BHT
10-05-2009, 10:29
Rest in Peace Brother

3dfxMM
10-05-2009, 18:07
My son went through the Chinese course and graduated from the SFQC with Jack and Odin.

Rest in Peace SSG Martin.