SSgt. Jonathon L. Martin
United States Army
KIA 22 November 2007, Iraq
Tributes

Memorial Page Established by- Heather Martin-Bollinger

In times like these there are no words to describe how
my family is feeling right now.  God must have really wanted a special
person up in heaven.  My brother, 33 years of age, was the one man in
my life that would never let anyone hurt me.  I feared nothing when Jon
was around.  He was my best friend.  Jon and I shared such a strong
bond.  He was such an awesome Son, Brother, Husband Father and Friend
When you died we died too We love you Jon
Your Family

Heather Bollinger
Dearest Brother,
I am in total denial that you are gone... We grieve, we cry, we laugh
and we rejoice.  It has not been the same since you left us.  We died
with you Jon, please give us strength, wisdom and faith.   I am proud to
be Jon Martin's little sister.  To all the soldiers and their families,
may you too find an inner strength to get you through this tough
holiday season.  God bless, rest in peace brother.


August 10, 2010
SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SSG Jonathon L. Martin, OIF, Nov 22, 2007
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1350-07
November 26, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

       The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
       Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin, 33, of Bellevue, Ohio, died Nov. 22 in Regensburg,
Germany, of wounds suffered on Nov. 9 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an
improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment,
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Jon.. still thinking about you..  Fallen NEVER Forgotten!!!  Hooah.. SFC Rod Aug 10, 2010

Feb 2, 2008
Taylor Bollinger
It's not everyday that you find someone as special as
you are to me! Never will I forget you, or your deep voice that often
scared me.  I will never let go of my Grover book that you got me,
because I know this was your favorite book too!  I will remember the cool
times we had, especially the day in Nashville when I met "BLUE."  Please
stay on my little shoulder always and just know that I love you!
Your little niece and buddy, Taylor Lee

Jan 28, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my
brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace,
and farewell.... Jon, You Will Not Be Forgotten... Rod.

Jan 23, 2008
Heaven must have the need for someone to get a job done
and teach people to "acclimate
to their environment".  Someone with a booming voice, a grin that makes
you smile,
likes to fish and can teach some "signature moves".
When I feel so sad because my heart has been broken, I have to remember
how much life Jon crammed into 33 short years.  He had been places and
seen things that we will never experience.  
Life will never be the same, but we have to stay strong because Jon
would not have it any other way.
Rest well my son,
With all our love,
Mom & Dad

Jan 22, 2008
Jon was not only my nephew, he was my buddy. We were
only three years apart in age, so we played together, went on trips
together, hung out together. Jon was an awesome boy who grew up to be an
even more awesome man. He was a soldier, but more importantly - a husband,
father, son, brother, grand-son, nephew, cousin, and friend. My heart
literally aches. We all miss him so much and we're struggling to
understand. I know I will never understand, so I try to focus on the fact
that Jon is in heaven, he is not in pain, and we will see each other
again. Jon Martin is a hero in many ways, and I am proud to have been part
of his life on earth. I love you Jon. Aunt Carrie ("A.C.")

Shawn Leber
We always lived life on the edge,
But we never fell off the ledge.
For you my head is held high,
You know you'll never hear me say good-bye.
For there is a time and place,
And i will look you eye to eye face to face.
I hope we meet this way . There is so much i have to say.
                  I love you as my brother, There is a place for you in my heart,
                  Which you knew from the start . There is not a day that goes by,
That i dont ask WHY!

Jan 18, 2008
Aunt Linda
Dear Military Friends and Family:
If anyone was ever watching your back: it was my nephew Jon. Know that
he is at peace, and still watching over all of us.
Love,
Aunt Linda

Jan 17, 2008
Brad Bollinger
"In the great scheme of things, what matters is not how
long you live, but why you live, what you stand for, and what you are
willing to die for."
Paul Watson

Jon did something that everyone wished they could do... died doing what
he loved to do.  Jon is a HERO in every sense and is someone that we
should and do look up to for.  He is missed every single day.  I just
wish my daughter and his children could grow up and realize what Jon
stood for, and what he meant not only to his family but to his community,
friends and even his country.  Jon you may be gone from this earth but
you will never be gone from our thoughts and our memories... This is not
goodbye, but a see you later... and keep a seat warm for me!

Jan 16, 2008
Mandi Corapi and Family
In Honor Of Jon Martin
Jon was an amazing person who will forever be in our
hearts. God Bless you Jon and Thank You for all that you gave! God Bless
the Martin family. My God continue to give you strength.

Jill Joseph
He was not a hero!  
He IS a hero!  
Jon Martin's life may have been short,
but his vigor of LIFE lives on in many ways.
He served, gave, and loved.
More importantly, he still serves, gives, and loves...
everyday in our memories.
He will never be forgotten,
and will always be remembered.
Jon Martin, thank you!
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