My name is Kerry "Doc" Pardue, I was a medic during Vietnam. I remember when they announced Nathan's loss here in Arizona. I am glad you have decided to put up this to honor him. As the National Senior Vice Commander of Medics-Corpsmen.org I wanted to give honor for Nathan.
Nathan Martens, Navy Corpsmen,
Feb. 1, 1985 – Sept. 6, 2005
Nathan from Queen Creek, Arizona
Raised around horses, that he loved so well.
President of the local 4 H, was a baseball All-star,
And played some high school football
These things taught him about life and responsibility
Nathan married Erin, daughter of a Chief of Police
His smile was contagious and true friend to all who knew him
He was blessed with a daughter, Riley Jo
Nathan loved his girls with all his heart
Joined the Navy to become a Corpsmen, it was a path
To become a doctor to secure the future for his family
Sent off to Iraq with the 2nd Marines
They were his men and he was their “Doc”
Nathan called home by God
He is in a very special place
One glorious day will come a reunion
For Doc, Erin, Riley Jo and family
Rest in peace dear Corpsmen.
©Copyright April 2, 2006 by Kerry "Doc" Pardue Close
Author of Poems In The Keys of Life: Relections of a combat medic