Saul was born and raised in Southern California and joined the Army in 2006. On May 8th 2007, while on patrol in Salman Pak, Iraq, Saul and his fellow soldiers came under attack by an IED. The blast killed two of his close friends and severed both of Saul’s legs.

Saul’s family has been a big part of his recovery. He is married to his high school sweetheart Sarah and they have an infant son Ezekiel. Saul and CAF’s own Rudy Garcia-Tolson were on the same swim team in high school.

Saul has competed in the swim portion of two CA Ironman 70.3 triathlons as CAF Operation Rebound team member.

“The support we receive from programs like Operation Rebound is imperative to our recovery.” -Saul Martinez

The generosity of supporters like you raised the necessary funds to provide Saul and other injured troops the opportunity to continue their athletic pursuits after enduring a severe injury.

How Does Operation Rebound Help?

Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans of any branch of service and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent physical injuries. Grants are awarded for event travel, lodging, entry fees, training and equipment.

How Can You Help?

Make a tax-deductible contribution to Challenged Athletes, Inc., (dba Challenged Athletes Foundation) a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. To make a donation, please call (858) 866-0959, send a check to the address listed below, or make a secure payment through our website:

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