Captain Martin Patrick “Marty” Monahan, an officer in the United States Army, passed away on July 24, 2013, at Queen’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on April 17, 1983, Marty was the son of Martin F. and Dr. Maryellen Monahan of Stuart, Fla. Marty grew up in Dunmore, attending St. Mary of Mount Carmel School and Scranton Prep prior to moving to Florida. He was a 2001 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, Philadelphia, Pa., and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Military College of South Carolina (the Citadel) in 2005. Marty was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in January 2006. He attended the Logistics Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Lee, Va. before his assignment to Seoul, Korea, as a Movement Control Team Leader with 25th Transportation Battalion in May 2006. In November 2007, he was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, where he held several positions from Platoon Leader, Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Logistics Officer. He deployed in May 2008 as a Company Executive Officer to Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan with Special Operations Task Force, Team A, and again in August 2009 with 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group to Herat Province in Afghanistan. Upon his return, he was assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as a Combat Service Support Battalion Adviser. He took command of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in July 2011 and deployed his company to Kunar Province in Afghanistan for 10 months and redeployed to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Capt. Monahan relinquished command in January 2013 and was assigned as the Plans Officer for the 325th Brigade Support Battalion. He was scheduled to attend the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Va., in August 2013. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with one OLC, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with 2nd award, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Overseas Service Bar. In addition to his dedication to his soldiers, Marty truly enjoyed numerous adventures with friends and family. He has traveled the globe, always exploring and enjoying the world, especially “Kai” (the ocean). He loved fishing, sailing, surfing, diving and traveling the tropical roads on his motorcycle. All of these adventures were shared with friends and family who became part of his “Team Fresh.” Marty was a fierce and fun friend and his passing has touched the hearts of those who knew and loved him from Pennsylvania to Charleston to Florida to Hawaii and those he served with overseas. The most recent blessing and light in his life was the birth of his precious daughter, Quinn Virginia, in 2012. Marty looked forward to sharing new adventures on the seas with Quinn and her mom, Amber. Marty was preceded in death by his grandparents, Patrick A. O’Hearn and Martin F. and Mildred Monahan. Marty is survived by his daughter, Quinn Virginia and her mother, Amber Gordon of Charleston, S.C.; his brothers, Patrick of Dunmore, Pa.; Matthew and Sean of Stuart, Fla.; as well as his maternal grandmother, Joan W. O’Hearn; his aunt and godmother, Susan O’Hearn; and uncle and godfather, Patrick Romano. He leaves many extended family, especially Judy and John Monahan and their family, who shared so much of his growing years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment will be with Military Honors in the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church; or Army Emergency Relief, Attn. Donations, 200 Stovall St., Room 5S33, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600. Arrangements, Albert P. O’Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore. To offer an online condolence, visit O’ – See more at: Tags: 2005

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