Soldier from Tucson dies from injuries suffered during attack in Afghanistan

TUCSON, AZ - The Department of Defense has announced a U.S. Army soldier from Tucson has died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan.

Officials said Thursday that Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras died Tuesday in San Antonio Military Medical Center. The department says he had suffered wounds earlier this month when his unit was attacked in Harat Province, Afghanistan.

The 49-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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