1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin,
27, of Ward, Ark., died Oct 14 in Al Busayifi, Iraq, of wounds
suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire
during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th
Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry
Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Tom is survived by his
father and mother, Edmund and Candis Martin, his fiancee Erika
Noyes, also Class of 2005, and his sisters Sarah (husband Jeff)
Hood, and Laura and Becky Martin.
Visitation will be at
The Porter-Loring North funeral home, 2102 North Loop 1604 East
@ Gold Canyon Drive, San Antonio on Sunday, 21 October from 6-8pm.
The funeral will take place at University United Methodist Church,
5084 DeZavala Road, San Antonio on Monday, 22 October at 11am.
Tom will be buried at West Point.
There are two memorial
funds set up to honor Tom's life. The first is a college scholarship
fund at Tom's high school that will be given annually to a young
man or woman that exemplifies many of the same traits as Tom-
leadership, and community and church involvement. Contributions
may be forwarded to the 1LT Tom Martin Memorial Scholarship, Cabot
Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 200 West Main Street, Cabot, Arkansas
72023. The second fund supports the Returning Heroes Home foundation.
The foundation runs an assistance center at Brooke Army Medical
Center here in San Antonio that provides support for wounded Soldiers
and their families. For more information please see http://bamc.amedd.army.mil/fa/index.htm.
Contributions made in Tom's name will go towards the completion
of their new building and provide a lasting impact for many members
of the military family. They may be sent to Returning Heroes Home,
1162 E. Sonterra Blvd #210, San Antonio, Texas 78258.