Army Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin, 33, of Bellevue, Ohio
SSgt. Martin was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 22, 2007 in Regensburg, Germany, of wounds sustained Nov. 9 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Fort Campbell soldier from Ohio dies from Iraq injuries
The Associated Press
BELLEVUE, Ohio — A Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier from northwestern Ohio has died nearly two weeks after being injured in Iraq.
The Army said Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin, 33, of Bellevue, died Nov. 22 in Regensburg, Germany, of wounds he suffered Nov. 9 in Jisr Naft when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. He was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq.
Martin was a cavalry scout assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, the military said. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and children, Allura, Trenton and Alaina, of Fort Campbell; and his parents, Laura and Donald Martin of Bellevue, Fort Campbell said.
He entered the Army in 1997 and had been at Fort Campbell for two years, the post said.
Hundreds of people paid $10 apiece Nov. 25 for a lunch in Bellevue to benefit Martin’s family, with many throwing in a few extra dollars.
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher ordered flags at all state office buildings to remain at half-staff in Martin’s honor.
Toledo Blade -- BELLEVUE, Ohio - Services for Army Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin, 33, who died Thursday in a hospital in Germany nearly two weeks after he was hurt in Iraq, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue.
Visitation will be in the church from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.
On Nov. 9, the vehicle in which Sergeant Martin was a passenger in Jisr Naft hit an improvised explosive device. He was unconscious as he was taken from the vehicle.
Sergeant Martin, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., with the 101st Airborne Division, was in his third tour of duty in Iraq. He received a Purple Heart after a roadside bomb last year injured tendons in one of his arms.
He was a 1993 graduate of Bellevue High School. He joined the Marines afterward and, later, the Army.
Surviving are his wife, Becki; daughters, Alaina and Allaura; son, Trenton; parents, Donald and Laura Martin; sister, Heather Bollinger, and grandparents, Vernon and Vi Arnold.
Army Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin died 11/22/07 after being injured 11/09/07 by a roadside bomb.
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