Steven Louis MartinWarrant Officer
135TH AHC, 222ND AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
28 April 1947 - 31 May 1969
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Steve was a fabulous guy. He was a freshman when I was a junior at Wichita State. We were both in Air Force ROTC and members of the honorary organization Arnold Air Society. We spent a lot of time after meetings and functions at a campus hang-out eating pizza and drinking vast quantities of 3.2 beer. We all sang along with the juke box LOUD and passionately. Steve's favorite song was "I Am A Rock" which we pronounced "Roch" by Simon and Garfunkle.
He was a joyful, friendly guy. I think he would forgive me for saying, he screamed more than he sang. I think of him a lot. Whenever I see the comedian of the same name I remember him. Whenever, I hear Paul Simon sing anything I think of him. But occasionally I hear "I Am A Rock." I smile and am transported back to my youth and I sing at the top of my lungs. And, once again I am with a 19 year old boy that left college to go to war because he was afraid the war would be over before he graduated. The world missed out on seeing quite a guy grow up and old.
From a friend and ROTC classmate,
A Note from The Virtual WallFour men were killed when UH-1C tail number 66-00720 was shot down 7 kilometers west-southwest of Dong Tam:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 May 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009