Fabian Martinez and his faithful companion Ike, a military veteran dog, are becoming familiar faces at NMSU’s Branson Library. Fabian is the son of Library Specialist Graciela (Gracie) Martinez, who works in the Technical Services Department in Branson.
Fabian was a medic in the Army National Guard but his military career ended when he was injured in Afghanistan. Gracie said that Fabian was proud to serve his country. “It was all he ever wanted to do since he was a child.”
Ike helps Fabian emotionally and physically. Fabian and Ike trained together for two weeks in New York, which included training in balance, retrieval and nightmare interruptions.
Fabian is now attending NMSU, and he is often seen on campus with Ike always at his side. For more information, contact the Library Administration at (575) 646-1508.