Martin Ray Barreras "Gunny"

October 7, 1964May 13, 2014
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CSM Martin R. Barreras 10/7/1964-5/13/2014 Born in Tularosa, NM, raised in Tucson, AZ. Martin graduated from Sunnyside High School, Class of 1982. He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1983- 1988. In 1988 he enlisted in the US Army, where he was a Ranger for 22 years. He was currently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division of Ft. Bliss, TX. Martin is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchildren, and familia. His integrity, leadership, strength, determination and humor will be greatly missed. His service to his community, men and country was greatly appreciated. CSM Barrreras' Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m at Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85710. Burial ceremony will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85706. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Point Church at 5455 S. Westover Ave. , Tucson, AZ 85746 in his name.


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Martin Ray Barreras "Gunny"

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Andrea Barreras One of "Gunny's" many neices

May 29, 2017

To all who have goven us your condolences for me family about my uncle, I thank you all. Your love and support has helped us get stronger and stronger each and every day. We went to visit today and om the day of his passing. My uncle loved oreos, and on his gravesite there lied a heart made of oreos. For that person, please reach out to me. My family thanks you! Today is memorial day, so we remember the fallen soldiers and the living soldiers who risked or lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Dont forget them. They are the reason we are free. Thanks again to all of your condolences. God Bless

SPC Calvin McClure

May 28, 2017

I worked alongside CSM Barreras while at Shindand. While I cannot say I knew him well I do remember the interaction that we had the day before he passed on. He had brought a computer in to get fixed and all the while he was making all of us laugh. I remember going to his viewing while in Afghanistan. There were soldiers from multiple nations. You couldn't fit another person into that hanger. God bless you and your family.

4th grade Godwin student

May 26, 2017

Dear friends and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm very thankful that your family member fought for our freedom our class is learning about people who fight for our freedom and I got MARTIN R. BARREARAS but every day I'm proud to be an american so thank you.

Andrea Barreras

September 1, 2016

To those who have sent their condolences. My family appreciates all of it. It has now been 2 years since my uncle has passed. His memory has lived on inside all of us. God bless all of you.

Tim williams

September 17, 2015

Prayers go out too the families. God bless a true American hero

April 24, 2015

My condolences to the family and friends of Martin Barreras, sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Gods word (the bible) by reading Micah 4:3,4

Norma Medina

August 30, 2014

I just found out about Marty and I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I am filled with memories of him being such a sweet guy in choir class at Sunnyside High School. My best friend Debbie and I were lucky enough to get to know his brother David, his mom Gloria and his Dad, who we called Uncle Peachy!! We had a such a fun time in our youth I will never forget. Thank you Marty for your sacrifice and my love to la familia Barrera. His light will shine in my heart forever.

Laurence Mosely

July 6, 2014

The members of Military Marksmanship Association mourn the passing of a great American, Command Sergeant Major Martin R. Barreras. Many of our members served with him while he was the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia, and remember him as a professional soldier. Our country and the U.S. Army have lost an outstanding soldier.

Sergeant Major (Retired) Laurence K. “Red” Mosely
Secretary, Military Marksmanship Association

S. Kronenwetter

June 22, 2014

To the Barreras Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Martin, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God bless you Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. will not be forgotten.

S MacDaniel

June 19, 2014

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Martin will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say. Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel,A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq -