Sgt Gabriel Martinez

Parker, CO  

Mission Completed on March 8, 2014!

 
 
 

Marine Sergeant Gabriel Martinez was on his 2nd deployment when he lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2010.

While conducting a route clearance mission, a vehicle in the convoy hit an IED; Sgt Martinez and his team immediately began a foot patrol in search of any enemy in the area. As he approached the side of the disabled vehicle, Sgt Martinez stepped on a second IED, causing the traumatic amputations of both of his legs.

During the next moments, a third IED detonated, seriously injuring another Marine who was trying to assist Sgt Martinez. Airlifted to a local military hospital, Gabriel was next transported to Landstuhl, Germany before making his way to Bethesda National Medical Center in Maryland, and eventually Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California where he continues receiving treatments at this time.

Sgt Martinez enjoys spending time with his family and his wife, Kayla. They hope to raise a large family of their own in the near future. Gabriel enjoys outdoor recreation and many sports including hand-cycling and biking, and participates in marathons and triathlons. Pursuing a degree to become a prosthetist, Gabriel would like to work with amputees to help them regain their mobility and independence.

Sgt Martinez would like to thank all of the donors and volunteers who made his specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops a reality. "Having a specially adapted home will lift the burden of worry and discomfort by bringing safety and convenience to my daily life and help us feel at home. The support and hard work of so many people so generously offering their time and donations is a comfort and a blessing, letting us know that others truly care."

Milestones:

  • Groundbreaking - July 20, 2013
  • Volunteer Day-  November 9, 2013
  • Key Ceremony- March 8, 2014

 

  • -Provide the Color Guard

-Hero's Lunch Sponsor
Help support our Fundraisers being held directly afterwards
-Provide a food or beverage donation for our Fundraiser BBQ
-Bake and donate baked goods for our Bake sale
-Donate items for our raffle
-Host a Fundraiser

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Please RSVP 
or contact, Leigh Parker, Community Outreach Coordinator at lparker@hfotusa.org

- See more at: https://www.hfotusa.org/pagedesign.aspx?edit=4&pid=568&DeliveryChannelID=23b56292-0f3c-43ac-af13-7767ad9d4057&pdem=0&IsFAFPageDesigner=False#sthash.ZplecasD.dpuf
 

We are excited to announce our Groundbreaking Ceremony 
for Cpl David Noblit on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 10:00 am!
 
Please RSVP!

What is it: An introductory event to help kick off and celebrate the start of Cpl David Noblit home in Elysburg,PA ! Join us as Homes for Our Troops pairs with the Elysburg community to break ground for this home.This is a chance to learn how you, your family, you company and friends can support this 
project throughout construction!

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time: 
10:00 a.m.

Address: 27 Heartland Blvd
 Elysburg, PA 17824
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What you can do to help:
-Volunteer for this event
-Sing the National Anthem
-Provide the Color Guard
-Hero's Lunch Sponsor
Help support our Fundraisers being held directly afterwards
-Provide a food or beverage donation for our Fundraiser BBQ
-Bake and donate baked goods for our Bake sale
-Donate items for our raffle
-Host a Fundraiser

**********************************************************************************************

Please RSVP 
or contact, Leigh Parker, Community Outreach Coordinator at lparker@hfotusa.org

- See more at: https://www.hfotusa.org/pagedesign.aspx?edit=4&pid=568&DeliveryChannelID=23b56292-0f3c-43ac-af13-7767ad9d4057&pdem=0&IsFAFPageDesigner=False#sthash.ZplecasD.dpuf
 

We are excited to announce our Groundbreaking Ceremony 
for Cpl David Noblit on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 10:00 am!
 
Please RSVP!

What is it: An introductory event to help kick off and celebrate the start of Cpl David Noblit home in Elysburg,PA ! Join us as Homes for Our Troops pairs with the Elysburg community to break ground for this home.This is a chance to learn how you, your family, you company and friends can support this 
project throughout construction!

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time: 
10:00 a.m.

Address: 27 Heartland Blvd
 Elysburg, PA 17824
******************************************************************************************************

What you can do to help:
-Volunteer for this event
-Sing the National Anthem
-Provide the Color Guard
-Hero's Lunch Sponsor
Help support our Fundraisers being held directly afterwards
-Provide a food or beverage donation for our Fundraiser BBQ
-Bake and donate baked goods for our Bake sale
-Donate items for our raffle
-Host a Fundraiser

**********************************************************************************************

Please RSVP 
or contact, Leigh Parker, Community Outreach Coordinator at lparker@hfotusa.org

- See more at: https://www.hfotusa.org/pagedesign.aspx?edit=4&pid=568&DeliveryChannelID=23b56292-0f3c-43ac-af13-7767ad9d4057&pdem=0&IsFAFPageDesigner=False#sthash.ZplecasD.dpuf
 

We are excited to announce our Groundbreaking Ceremony 
for Cpl David Noblit on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 10:00 am!
 
Please RSVP!

What is it: An introductory event to help kick off and celebrate the start of Cpl David Noblit home in Elysburg,PA ! Join us as Homes for Our Troops pairs with the Elysburg community to break ground for this home.This is a chance to learn how you, your family, you company and friends can support this 
project throughout construction!

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time: 
10:00 a.m.

Address: 27 Heartland Blvd
 Elysburg, PA 17824

What you can do to help:
-Volunteer for this event
-Sing the National Anthem
-Provide the Color Guard
-Hero's Lunch Sponsor
Help support our Fundraisers being held directly afterwards
-Provide a food or beverage donation for our Fundraiser BBQ
-Bake and donate baked goods for our Bake sale
-Donate items for our raffle
-Host a Fundraiser

Please RSVP 
or contact, Leigh Parker, Community Outreach Coordinator at lparker@hfotusa.org

- See more at: https://www.hfotusa.org/pagedesign.aspx?edit=4&pid=568&DeliveryChannelID=23b56292-0f3c-43ac-af13-7767ad9d4057&pdem=0&IsFAFPageDesigner=False#sthash.ZplecasD.dpuf
 
 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce our Groundbreaking Ceremony 
for Cpl David Noblit on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 10:00 am!
 
Please RSVP!

What is it: An introductory event to help kick off and celebrate the start of Cpl David Noblit home in Elysburg,PA ! Join us as Homes for Our Troops pairs with the Elysburg community to break ground for this home.This is a chance to learn how you, your family, you company and friends can support this 
project throughout construction!

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time: 
10:00 a.m.

Address: 27 Heartland Blvd
 Elysburg, PA 17824
******************************************************************************************************

What you can do to help:
-Volunteer for this event
-Sing the National Anthem
-Provide the Color Guard
-Hero's Lunch Sponsor
Help support our Fundraisers being held directly afterwards
-Provide a food or beverage donation for our Fundraiser BBQ
-Bake and donate baked goods for our Bake sale
-Donate items for our raffle
-Host a Fundraiser

- See more at: https://www.hfotusa.org/noblit#sthash.LlXrL1TU.dpuf

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