Joseph Facundo Martinez

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Shaken from his experience in the Vietnam War, Joe served as a medic in the Vietnam war but saw combat a number of times when the Vie Kong pressed against their medical camps and he had no choice but to fight alongside wounded soldiers and his fellow medical peers to stave off the assault, so they could live to fight another day. He was born in 1948 in San Francisco in the Haight Ashbury (in the middle of hippieburg). He had an abusive step father and ran away from home when he was 16 to avoid the punishment. His step father only got custody because his mother passed away. His father died when he was young (father looked like a fish is all he remembers about him).

Drafted in 1967, and from his experience in the war, he is quick to snap and enter fight or flight and reacts quicker than any normal person. He was in the war between 1967 to 1970 and was part of an action that caused a high casualty of his medical unit, this is where he was wounded in the war. He comes back home in 1970 and tries to go bac to his friends in San Francisco, but due to the controversy at the time, his friends saw him as a monster due to the fact that he was a soldier that served in the war. In the last 7 years since he returned to the civilian life, he had trouble finding work in regular jobs and due to this and the loss of his friends he is completely fed up with city life. As an act of rebellion he threw a dart at a U.S. map and decided to go wherever the point landed, which led him to Thorn Haven to seek his future.

Joseph Facundo Martinez

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