Yesterday Matthew Martinek, 20 years old, died of wounds suffered in battle in the Paktika region last week, when his patrol came under attack.
Martinek was from the Chicago area, and came from a family of soldiers.
Back home he and his friends had started a company named Digital Tour Bus, which filmed bands on the road, and had worked with Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and other notable bands.
Martinek was the 805th U.S soldier to die from combat in Afghanistan. Our condolences go out to his family.