This post is from FF Brian Hackenburg who was a family friend of SSG Jon Martin. We will be running the memorial race in Bellevue, OH May 24, 2014. Come join us. Be sure to check out the FF Fitness Page for more races.
His Last Words “Where are my men?”
SSgt. Martin was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
He served 3 tours of duty in Iraq and received a Purple Heart after a roadside bomb injured tendons in one of his arms.
Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin, 33, of Bellevue (OH), died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2007 in Regensburg, Germany, of wounds he suffered Nov. 9, 2007 in Jisr Naft when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
Sacrifice- it’s defined as selfless good deeds for other people, or a significant loss for the great gain of others.
SSG Jon Martin gave the ultimate sacrifice. He was a great family friend, neighbor, and one of the greatest heroes I’ve ever known. His devotion and love for the military and our country was unmatched. He had a great passion for running and was quiet good at it.
Now it is our turn to run for him. There is an Inscription at Arlington Cemetery that says “Not for fame or reward, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty.” No One lived by this more than SSG Jon Martin.
I am asking that all Public Safety Personnel, friends, family, and community members to come join us on May 24th as we honor one of the Country’s greatest heroes at SSG Jon Martin Memorial 5k & 10k. Register HERE.
Pass it on!