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Marine Cpl. Jesus Antonio Medellin - KIA 04/07/03 #USMC 21yo #HonorTheFallen #NeverForgotten #HonorThem #SOT

Marine Cpl. Jesus Antonio Medellin Died April 7, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed in action in central Iraq. His parents gave him three names. But in Fort Worth, where Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin grew up, everyone called him “Marty.” The 21-year-old Marine died April 7 when enemy fire on an Iraqi bridge hit the amphibious assault vehicle he was riding in. Medellin was so reliable that when a teacher had to be out of class in high school, he’d always give Medellin’s name to any substitute. “You could depend on this guy in any situation,” said David Moerbe, who teaches economics at Boswell High School. His family described him as a gentle, quiet man who was active in church, loved his grandmother’s tortillas and spent time with his 11-year-o...

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