Apr 13, 2012

A Marine places boots in front of a memorial to signify Cpl. Alex Martinez’s last march during a memorial ceremony, April 13, 2012. Martinez was a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward) and was deployed in support of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. He was killed in action April 5 while conducting combat operations in Now Zad District. During the ceremony, Marines spoke about the man and Marine that Martinez was and what they would remember most about him. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Garcia)

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