Chris MartoranoMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/15/13) – National Guard member Chris Martorano, of Roundhill, Kentucky says the most gratifying part of being in the service is simply "helping others, and to push myself to the max."
 
Martorano was trained and prepared to serve in Afghanistan, but his unit's deployment was canceled.
 
However, that has not stopped this dedicated soldier from doing what he has been trained to do, to serve and protect.
 
Martorano has had numerous chances to serve and protect. He said he is grateful for the chances he has had to put his years of training to work, doing what members of the National Guard are trained to do. Not just to defend our country, but to also be there when natural disasters strike.
 
"We have been deployed to help during several natural disasters." he said.
 
Martorano's face may be familiar to some of those stranded by the Western Kentucky ice storm in February of 2009. He says that, of all his duties through the years, "The most gratifying thing I've done was during the ice storm. We went to a house in the middle of nowhere. This father and his kids were out in the freezing cold, trying to gather wood. The family had no heat, no water, no food. Our unit was able to supply them with several cases of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), several cases of water, and a generator with a heater. And the look on the faces of this man and his kids... to be able to help them out was truly something I will never forget."
 
Surfky.com is proud to recognize National Guardsman Chris Martorano, and we thank him for his service to our citizens.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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