Ernie Robles MartinezPrivate First Class
GOLF CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
15 April 1949 - 10 July 1969
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The database page for Ernie Robles Martinez
On July 10th 1069 Ernie's squad was on a patrol between Cobb Bridge and Tugboat, in an area of several villages called the, "Bo Bans." There one of them set off a booby-trap. I was told later by some of the survivors that there were three quick explosions.
Three members of the squad - Jack Lackey, Ernie, and Doug Whiting - were killed on the spot. The squad leader, Tom Root, lost both legs and had some other injuries. He died a few days later (07/27/1969) on a flight to Japan. A couple of other members of the squad were wounded.
The attached picture was taken at Hill 22 just outside Danang, probably in March '69.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009