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Nathan was a loving, honest, compasionate, giving man.  He would do anything for anybody.  His attitude was contagious, he just made you want to smile along with him!  Nathan stood behind his country and fought for what he believed in.  This memorial website was created to honor our loved one, Nathan Martens who was born in Cody, WY on Feburary 01, 1985 and passed away on September 06, 2005.  We will remember him forever. 
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Tributes and Condolences
hmcarredondo@aol.com  / Chris Arredondo Jr (Shipmate)
Nathan As time passes know that you and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. You will always be remembered. SF/ Chief Chris Arredondo 3/3 H&S Company
My condolences   / Kevin Sharpe (3/6 India company )
I was saddened to hear of the loss of our beloved Doc. I was in the same platoon as Doc Martens and unfortunately didn't get to know him well as I was discharges a little while after him joining our platoon. What I do remember of him are great memori...  Continue >>
My Condolences   / Martin Bauer (Marine 3rd Plt 3/6 I Company )
While I did not serve in the same platoon as Doc I remember seeing him with his Marines.  He was a caring loving man who made sure that all his Marines were always taken care of.  He was also a warrior and I am proud to have called him my b...  Continue >>
"Boys of Fall"   / Maria Martens (Mom)
Nathan your dad and I miss you so much it's hard to look back on the days and see so many have gone by without you.  I heard Kenny Chesney's new song and it immediately made me think of you. Oh how I remember those days and how you looked f...  Continue >>
My belated condolences   / Jeremy Scott (3/6 India 1st Platoon )
I just wanted to say sorry for your family's loss. I happened to see somehting about a Nathan Martens memorial and wondered if it was named after the Doc I knew and served in Iraq with. I was with Doc in Al Qaim and Camp Wolf and I was also with him ...  Continue >>
Thank you  / Laura Hedien (fellow corpsman )    Read >>
A true warrior  / Joshua Hanna (Friend of Nathans )    Read >>
True Hero  / Kevin Barton (Friend)    Read >>
Our Baby Girl  / Erin (Wife)    Read >>
Condolences / Liz Straughn     Read >>
always remembered  / Ryan Oliver (fellow corpsman )    Read >>
TO SAY IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS  / Amanda Reese (army mom's son KIA )    Read >>
Two Years...  / Kelly McMillin     Read >>
Never will forget!  / Angela Diaz-Gonzalez (Friend)    Read >>
A note written to Erin from her loving husband, Nathan  / Written From Nathan To Erin Written In May 2005 (poem written by Nathan for Erin )    Read >>
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About our Son  
Nathan’s Full Name is ROBERT NATHANIEL MARTENS
His rank was Hospitalman, which is abbreviated HN.
Nathan was a US Navy Corpsman and attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. He then attended Corps School at Great Lakes. After that he went to Field Medical Service School at Camp Johnson, NC. When that was completed he was assigned to II Marine division, 3rd battalion 6th Marine regiment, India Company. They deployed to Iraq on August 25, 2005. His unit was stationed at Camp Wolf in Al Qaim, Iraq. Which is just a few miles from the Syrian border along the Euphrates River. While participating on a night patrol at 12:10 a.m. on September 6, 2005, the HMMWV Nathan was a passenger in rolled over killing him and seriously injuring 1 of the 4 marines that were also in the vehicle.
His wife’s name is Erin. They were married July 24, 2004 His Daughter’s name is Riley Jo. Her birthday is October 27, 2004 Nathan’s dream was to become a pediatrician after completing his military duties.
While attending Queen Creek High School Nathan was involved in FFA for 4 years and won many awards. He was an officer for two years in the QC FFA Chapter and attended the National FFA convention in Louisville, KY. He was a 4-year letterman in football and was the starting center for three years. He lettered in Baseball for three years and played catcher and first base and was an all-star his senior year.
Nathan was involved in the Thunderbird 4H group for several years. He was involved in several 4H groups including Beef, Swine, Horse, Shooting sports & Vet Science. His last year in 4H he was the Club President.
Our property borders the San Tan Regional Park and therefore Nathan spent a lot of time hiking, horseback riding, and running in the park. He often hiked the mountain behind our house and we traditionally climbed the high peak near Hunt & Ellsworth on New Year’s Day.
He was awarded the Fleet Marine Force Pin, which basically means that he met all the training and requirements of the US Marine Corps along with all his US Navy training. Navy Corpsmen train, eat, sleep, fight and sometimes die along side of the Marines they are caring for.
Nathan was a wonderful son, a good brother, a wonderful husband and a great and loving father. He was a fine respectful and respected young man. 


Rob and Maria Martens
Proud Parents of
HN Robert Nathaniel Martens (FMF),USN, 3/6 India, 2nd Mar Div
Killed in Al Qaim, Iraq Sept. 06, 2005
 
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Nathan, wife Erin and daughter Riley Jo
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