News / Utah / 

West Jordan Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

West Jordan Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Sam Penrod Reporting The dangerous missions for U.S. soldiers in Iraq thousands of miles away, continue to hit home in Utah. Yesterday, Vigil Chance Martinez, who has served in the Army since 1992 was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. Martinez was in the middle of his second tour of duty to Iraq since the war began.

West Jordan Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

Martinez grew up in Utah and ever since he graduated from high school in West Jordan 15 years ago. Family members say he's been living his dream as a soldier in the U.S. Army.

West Jordan Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

Tonight his family is remembering him as a dedicated soldier and family man. Chance Martinez is survived by his wife and five children. They are currently living in Germany, where Martinez has been stationed.

Funeral plans for Vigil Chance Martinez are still being worked out.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast