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February 10, 2009

Dad re-enlisted, served in Iraq to honor son's memory

Paco Martinez, 44, who served during the first Gulf War, made an unusual decision after his only son was gunned down by a sniper on a street in Ramadi in 2005: He re-enlisted in the Air Force, as a way of honoring his son's decision and coping with his death. He deployed – voluntarily – to Iraq last summer with the 610th Security Forces Squadron, a reserve outfit based at Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

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