The Midvale Buddies

Amadeo
Amadeo "Eloy" Romero explains some of the medals, pins and patches he earned in the Marines at his home in Taylorsville, Utah.
Amadeo
Amadeo "Eloy" Romero sits on his floor and opens a photo book to a picture of him.
Marine LCPL John James
Marine LCPL John James "Jimmy" Martinez's dress blues are displayed at the Midvale Museum.
Photographs of Marine LCPL John James
Photographs of Marine LCPL John James "Jimmy" Martinez are laid out on Bea Martinez's table.
Marine LCPL John James
Marine LCPL John James "Jimmy" Martinez's only sister, Bea Martinez points to Jimmy in a family photograph.
Marine LCPL John James
Marine LCPL John James "Jimmy" Martinez's only sister, Bea Martinez has images of their family spread out over her dining room table.
Bea Martinez, front to back, her brother, Antonio Martinez, and her husband, Joseph Schmidtke, search for Jimmy's name located near the hand of a soldier in the print
Bea Martinez, front to back, her brother, Antonio Martinez, and her husband, Joseph Schmidtke, search for Jimmy's name located near the hand of a soldier in the print "Reflections" by Lee Teter.
Marine LCPL John James
Marine LCPL John James "Jimmy" Martinez's only sister, Bea Martinez holds her favorite photograph of Jimmy.