Family says Army vet died a hero during home invasion robbery

Oct 9, 2012 Full story: FOX59.com 8

A local Army veteran's mother is stunned her son could have survived the war in Iraq just to come home to Indianapolis and die in a home invasion robbery Saturday morning.

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CRIPES

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 9, 2012
You look up the arrest history on Samuel Martinez hokey smokes!!! Seems as though in between deployments he enjoyed getting arrested. He was no less a victim but War vet 'hero' seems to be thrown around rather loosely here. I'm guessing someone had a drug problem and didnt pay his debts.
Family Friend

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Oct 11, 2012
CRIPES wrote:
You look up the arrest history on Samuel Martinez hokey smokes!!! Seems as though in between deployments he enjoyed getting arrested. He was no less a victim but War vet 'hero' seems to be thrown around rather loosely here. I'm guessing someone had a drug problem and didnt pay his debts.
You apparently don't know anything about this family nor you care about this man. Do you know how many Sam Martinez's there are? I am sure you don't have his social to be sure this is the one with the record. You are clueless and need to keep you comments to yourself. Have some respect...it's clueless people like you that tarnish memories of good people.
CRIPES

United States

#3 Oct 11, 2012
You mean to tell me this guy has never been arrested, not once in his life but there are 10 other Sam Martinez out there getting arrested??? Indy isn't that big.
Family Friend

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Oct 11, 2012
CRIPES wrote:
You mean to tell me this guy has never been arrested, not once in his life but there are 10 other Sam Martinez out there getting arrested??? Indy isn't that big.
He just got back from Iraq and is was still active in the army. Last I checked you couldn't have a record and actively be in the army smart one. FYI Martinez is a very common last name.What does the size of Indy have to do with anything? Will that stop people with common names like Jose,Jesus,Smith from coming here? I mean that is crazy. Your search could only have been on his name and nothing more than that.
Don't you have anything else better to do with your time?
He went to war fought for our country and then died protecting his nephew and his nephews mother. He is a hero regardless of your cowardly comments.
triose

Mooresville, IN

#5 Oct 11, 2012
Family Friend wrote:
<quoted text>
He just got back from Iraq and is was still active in the army. Last I checked you couldn't have a record and actively be in the army smart one. FYI Martinez is a very common last name.What does the size of Indy have to do with anything? Will that stop people with common names like Jose,Jesus,Smith from coming here? I mean that is crazy. Your search could only have been on his name and nothing more than that.
Don't you have anything else better to do with your time?
He went to war fought for our country and then died protecting his nephew and his nephews mother. He is a hero regardless of your cowardly comments.
If you want to put an end to this, post his birthdate...the database list the "offenders" birthdate...no social security numbers....I'm neutral on this...just trying to help.
right

United States

#6 Oct 12, 2012
Family Friend wrote:
<quoted text>He just got back from Iraq and is was still active in the army. Last I checked you couldn't have a record and actively be in the army smart one. FYI Martinez is a very common last name.What does the size of Indy have to do with anything? Will that stop people with common names like Jose,Jesus,Smith from coming here? I mean that is crazy. Your search could only have been on his name and nothing more than that.
Don't you have anything else better to do with your time?
He went to war fought for our country and then died protecting his nephew and his nephews mother. He is a hero regardless of your cowardly comments.
Apparently you can have quite a long record and be in the army. They are desperate for grunts. Especially reservists. Your version of a hero and mine differ.
itshouldhavebeen cwm

United States

#8 Dec 8, 2013
Someone is an idiot. Sam had no cases, no charges EVER. If you do have the correct Samuel Martinez the only thing you would find on his record would be some BS public intoxication charge, in which is name was illegally used by his POS brother, who has never owned up to a mistake hes made in his entire life and has a rap sheet longer than 2pac himself. Sam was unlawfully detained twice on this bogus charge and released both times because his face nor finger prints matched the person they arrested on this charge. The poor guy had to carry around a warrant card (given to him by IMPD) that stated he was unlawfully charged. He wouldn't even make a turn without a turn signal for fear of being unlawfully detained again. He was a hero, not only as a veteran, but as a civilian. He saved his nephew and 2 friends in this particular instance, not to mention everyone he was close to, who was being threatened by these three horrible "home invaders" at that time. If you're looking for holes in a "story", this my friend , is not where you'll find them.
The Patriot of Honor

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Dec 9, 2013
I wonder will Obama call up his parents and tell them he is sorry two of his sons killed the white ex arym vet.

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