Peter Martinez

Dec 03rd 10:30 am - 10:30 am
US Army
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Jeff Wike



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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

Bronze Star
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal w/1 BSS
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Marksmanship Badge (Rifle) 


Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service, Procession & Interment 


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Obituary Text 

Peter Martinez III, 74, loving father and grandfather "Papi" passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, November 25, 2019.

Peter, also known as "Pee Wee" and Pete to his family and friends, was born January 14, 1945, in Fort Worth to Peter and Victoria Martinez. After graduating from Northside High School, Pete attended Ranger College for a short time before being drafted into the Army.
Pete was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor in ground operations against hostile forces. He also received the Air Medal for making 52 air combat assaults.

Pete dedicated his life to working at Palmer's Upholstery from the age of 16, eventually owning it for almost 40 years. If Pete was working on a car, he was happy! One of Pete's favorite joys was collecting classic cars; favoring Corvettes and Bel-Airs. He enjoyed going to car shows and occasionally showing his cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Victoria Martinez; brother, James Martinez; sister, Mary Helen Anguiano.

Survivors: Son, Peter Shannon Martinez and wife Desiree' Martinez; daughter, Marlo Balderas and husband William Balderas. Grandson: Matthew Balderas. 

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Jeffrey Wike

(817) 301-4293 



Part 1



Funeral Service, Procession & Interment 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Mount Olivet Funeral Chapel 

Staging Address 

2301 N Sylvania Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76111 

Map Link 

Link to Map 


32.794383, -97.309171 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Mr. Peter Martinez III has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service, ride with him one last time, and stand again at his interment.

After the mission brief, the riders will establish the Flag Line to await the arrival of Mr. Martinez’s family and friends. When directed, the riders will return the flags to the support vehicle. This will be an onsite committal so no escort service is needed. There will be a short safety brief and we prepare to accompany the procession to the gravesite. Riders not participating in the procession will proceed to the gravesite and assist with setting up the flags.

As the procession arrives, the riders will re-establish the Flag Line and stand “tall and silent” throughout the service. When directed the riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, be debriefed and dismissed. 


No Escort Provided 


Yes David Smith 



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Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession. 

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