Peter Steven Martinez
Specialist Four
191ST AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Chicago, Illinois
August 18, 1942 to August 29, 1967
PETER S MARTINEZ is on the Wall at Panel 25E, Line 64

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Around noon on 29 August 1967, a UH-1D helicopter, tail number 65-10018 departed Blackhorse to recover another downed ship. The weather was bad and while attempting to return to home station, the aircraft entered a cloud bank. No further contact was made with the aircraft and a search conducted. The aircraft was missing. The aircraft and the bodies of the men were later recovered and their status changed from missing to dead on November 20, 1967.

The six (6) men killed when their helicopter crashed were:

SP4 Peter Martinez was survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Martinez Bernal, and his step father, Rudolph Bernal (1923-2004), Chicago Illinois. He was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip Illinois.

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