Martin V Solvberg
Passed away on February 25, 2018
Martin "Marty" Solvberg , 75 of Summerville,passed away on February 25, 2018. He is survived by his sister Irene Sonia Parmigiani and nephew Joseph M Collins both of New York. Marty served in the U.S. Army and was honorable discharged after 22 years of service. He was proud of his service and shared many memories with everyone. Marty was present for the Huey helicopter dedication at Patriots Point, which happened to be the helicopter he was assigned to in Vietnam. He told of missions and the men he served with on that helicopter. Marty continued to serve this countries Veterans, as a Patriot Guard Ride Captain in South Carolina, and previously a Ride Captain in SE Michigan area. He as an officer with the local HOG chapter and involved in many groups, clubs and organizations. Marty will be dearly missed by all. The Memorial Mission Service will be on Saturday, March 10th, at 1 pm at Riverfront Park, Charleston Naval Base Memorial, 1001 Everglades Drive. North Charleston, South Carolina.
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Martin V Solvberg
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L David Coates
March 13, 2018
It was the great privilege of The Honor Guard of American Legion Post 166 - Goose Creek, SC - to participate in and provide our Comrade in Arms, "Marty V Solvberg" - with Military Honors.
It was my individual privilege to be the a flag folder and presenter of the Flag of our Country which he so honorably and faithfully served.
Rest easy Comrade, we have the watch.......
March 9, 2018
Our most heartfelt condolences to Marty's family. I will miss him as a friend and brother, A brother rider who shared the open road; A Patriot guard rider and road captain who knew it wasn't about us but the veterans and families as we stood many flag lines;. A vietnam brother who would listen, share and understand others unique Vietnam experiences; but most of all a fellow helicopter guy. Marty, strapped into a canvas seat to protected us who sat in armor plated seats. He strapped into a canvas seat to protect the passengers in and out of Landing Zones. He help our wounded brothers into his ship and protected them on "their" way back to safety. He helped recover our dead brothers on their way back to the rear, on THEIR way home to families . When the missions were completed and day was done he would help maintain the aircraft and ensure that the guns to be ready for the next mission.
Joe Galloway said it well at The Wall in 2002,
"Is there anyone here today who does not thrill to the sound of those Huey blades?? That familiar whop-whop-whop is the soundtrack of our war the lullaby of our younger days.
To someone who spent his time in Nam with the grunts I have got to tell you that that noise was always a great comfort.
It meant someone was coming to help
..someone was coming to get our wounded
someone was coming to bring us water and ammo
someone was coming to take our dead brothers home
..someone was coming to give us a ride out of hell.
Even today when I hear it I stop ..catch my breath ..and think back to those days.
I love you guys as only an Infantryman can love you. No
matter how bad things were, if we called you came. Down
through the green tracers and other visible signs of a real bad
day that was off to a bad start.
To us you seemed beyond brave and fearless ..that you
Marty your missions are complete and your reward awaits.
Rest easy my Brother. (HAND SALUTE) We have the battle.
March 8, 2018
You were a kind soul, and a great man with lots of stories to tell.
Thank you for your service, and sacrifices!
It was a pleasure to know you and an honor to have ridden with you many times.
May you rest in peace! You will forever be loved and always missed!
March 7, 2018
The tears, the laughter, and the joy we have shared over the years are now treasured memories. Thank you for being a part of my world.
Ride In Peace
FROM THE FAMILY
February 25, 2018
Home At Last