- Associated Press - Thursday, May 15, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A U.S. Army soldier from Tucson has died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras died Tuesday in San Antonio Military Medical Center, officials said. He had suffered wounds earlier this month when his unit was attacked in Herat Province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

The 49-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Fort Bliss, Texas. The 1st Armored Division, also known as “Old Ironsides,” dates back to before World War II.

In a statement, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, called Barreras a brave member of the United States Army.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Barreras’s death is a reminder that although the United States is winding down our combat role in Afghanistan, we still have men and women who are placing themselves in harm’s way every day,” Barber said. “I thank each one of them, as well as their families, for their service and for their sacrifice.”

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