Matthew M. Martinek


IllinoisPfc. Matthew M. Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Illinois, died September 11, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on September 4, when enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. Pfc. Martinek was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.