Maj Michael D. Martino
United States Marine Corps
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
JAN 31, 1973 – NOV 2, 2005 | Ramadi, Iraq
Hometown: Irvine, CA
As a young child, Michael already knew he wanted to be a pilot. As a teenager in Irvine, CA, Michael would ride his bike to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to attend the military air shows. He would be the first to arrive and the last to leave, spending hours talking to the pilots and exploring the planes. As a grown man, Mike was a quiet, reserved guy who could light up a room with his smile. Michael's family dedicated the following website as a tribute to his memory and to honor Mike’s legacy, the Martinos have chosen to establish a scholarship through The Wingman Foundation.