Salute to Service - PFC Aaron Cordoba-Martinez
United States Army
September 8, 1991 – November 14, 2015
Represented by Trent Brown, J.C. Jackson, and Ivan Fears
United States Army Private First Class Aaron Cordoba-Martinez was born on September 8, 1991, in Veracruz, Mexico. He graduated from Taunton High School and worked diligently to become a US citizen for the sole purpose of joining the United States Army.
Aaron graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia before being assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.
He held a second degree black belt in Karate and still holds a national weightlifting record. Aaron was passionate about bodybuilding, modeled for Alfani clothing and loved to play the piano and trumpet. Football was one of his favorite sports and he was a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots. Attending a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium was always a dream of his. For Aaron's 24th birthday, his family bought him a framed New England Patriots poster, which still hangs in his room today.