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LAMAR, Martin
June 1, 1967 - Jan. 15, 2011
Martin is survived by mother Marti (Frank) Walker, father James (Sue) LaMar, brother Chris LaMar, sister Lisa Merritt, loving wife Josie LaMar, daughter Jessica Maisenbach (Zachary), grandson David Maisenbach, daughter Brittney Conaway, daughter Natalie LaMar, son Nicholas LaMar, daughter Sofia LaMar, stepdaughter Alexis Guerrero, stepdaughter Shelby Guerrero, and 15 nieces and nephews, and 1 great-nephew. He is also survived by Marsha Michel who was like a second mother to him.

Martin graduated from Foothills High School in 1985 mid-term so he could join the Marines in the spring. He was in the Marines for six years. Martin loved military life, so in September 2007 he re-enlisted in the U.S. Army. In September 2008 he deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom until June 2009. In September 2010, Martin deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the Rosary on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and 2nd Avenue.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at St. Rose Catholic Church 5961 Franklin Boulevard. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2011.
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October 14, 2018
Miss you brother
James Meegan
May 4, 2018
Remembering Mick and his sacrifice today.
I pray that peace, comfort, and courage that comes from Jesus Christ, will be given to all of Mick's family and friends.
May 11, 2016
Rest in Peace Hero our Grateful Nation Salutes You... Welcome Home
Roger Rickert
May 10, 2016
You have been on my mind today. Just wanted you to know. I keep your picture out where we can all remember.
January 26, 2015
Im so sorry Tia Josie. I just came upon this by accident, and I couldn't leave without letting you know that this saddens me deeply. The pain, ache, and loss that you must have felt in your heart, well no words can discribe im sure. But I'm pretty sure that he is up there watching over you and the kids, along with my Tio Manuel, Tia Carmen, our grandparents, and whom ever else that we have lost.
Anita Rojas
January 31, 2013
No special reason Mick. Justing thinking about you. Thank you.
January 18, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am sure Martin is sitting on the right hand of God, sharing war stories with him and his comrades.
Bev Hoffman
January 17, 2013
January 15, 2013
To the family and friends of Spc. Martin J. Lamar:
Please accept my remembrance of Martin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
January 15, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Martin J. Lamar:
Remembering Martin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
August 28, 2011
To the family of Spc. Martin J. Lamar:
Martin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
July 13, 2011
Dear Josie and family-Mick lived his life making the world a better place. Very few people are cut from that cloth. I feel honored to have known him.
Dina Botello
March 25, 2011
Mick, I was so looking forward to having that beer with you when you brought your new baby girl Sofia out to meet her new family. Thank you for being a great big brother. You are our hero! I will always love and miss you bro!
Brad Michel
March 24, 2011
To the Lamar sincere sympathy on your loss. My son served in Afghanistan and Iraq....we are all family. Thank you for your service Spc. Martin are not forgotten. God Bless.
Gail Dodson
March 24, 2011
thank you spc martin j lamar .for protecting our country we will never forget about what died for the memory willalway be there so thanyou
cheryl martin
March 24, 2011
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Spc. Martin J. Lamar and to share an encouraging hope found at Johh 5:28,29.
March 15, 2011
Lamar Family - My prayer is this poem I wrote will comfort you. It is: WELCOME HOME MY HERO - From the time I was conceived God had for me a plan. He wanted me to get involved to help my fellow man. I know some were against it but God knows what is best. Since the day He took me home I've had perfect rest. Heaven is so beautiful I'm walking streets of gold. Now I'm serving others including saints of old. It really was amazing when I walked through the gate, I saw the beauty of this place and I could hardly wait. To come into the presence of the Father and the Son. Hearing Him say to me the priceless words "Well Done!" You should see my mansion it's a sight to see. Jesus had it custom built especially for me. I'm having the best time up here no one is sad and blue. I'm looking forward to the day when I can usher you into this very special place where freedom's truly free, and you will have the honor to worship God with me.
Thank you Martin for your service.
Joye Atkinson
March 9, 2011
SPC. Martin J. Lamar, you gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I am saddened each time I hear of another fallen soldier, but I thank you for your service. I lost my brother SFC Allen Mosteiro in Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007 and understand the pain your family must be going through. I hope they can find some comfort in the fact that you are a true HERO and will NEVER be forgotten!
Stephanie Chaimson
March 6, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I know there are no words to say at this time except to let you know the thoughts of many are with you in this time of sorrow. May our Father give you comfort and peace in the years to come.
Diane Everett
February 8, 2011
Rest In Peace Hero, All Veterans past,present & Future Salute You. Welcome Home
To the Lamar Family
Thank You for Sharing Your Hero with Our Grateful Country
A Thankful Vietnam Vet
Roger Rickert
January 30, 2011
Josie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Janis McAdon
January 30, 2011
Our fallen Comrade,to the family,Our deepest regrets, Vietman Veteran (Army) Butch Stamos and VFW Ladies Auxiliary Irene
January 30, 2011
Josie, my thoughts and prayers are with your family, God bless. (Lorelei Yadao)
January 30, 2011
Daniel Carkins
January 30, 2011
There are heroes that go over sea's to defend our country. Mick was one of them. There are also heroes that stay home and take care of the home and children. And my heart bleeds for you and your family. I send my condolences to all of you. And this one is for Mick, UH-RA PALS
Daniel Carkins
January 27, 2011
Arthur Hoffman
January 27, 2011
Josie may heart bleds for you and you children.
Bev Hoffman
January 27, 2011
"Sorry to hear about your loss. We send our deepest condolences to all of you!"
Lerenzo"s Family
January 27, 2011
God Grant you His Peace
Deb Walter
January 27, 2011
We'll be missing you so much bro. Blessed your soul and may u be with GOD in peace. Our Condolences to Lamar Family...
Aris Jacinto
January 26, 2011
Gilbert and family we are sorry for the loss of your brotherinlaw Martin.We want you to know that we are here for you, as you are there for us, in our time of loss. Love the CSMT Media Warehouse
January 23, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Kelly Mize
January 22, 2011
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. 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 .

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt

SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
January 22, 2011
Josie You are in our prayers keep strong and may God Bless you and your loved ones in this difficult time.
Zapata Family Sacramento, CA
January 19, 2011
Please accept my Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy regarding the loss of Spc Martin Lamar. The price this Brave Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, will Never Be Forgotten.
There is so much thanks to be given, to our heroes, for their Courage, Dedication and Service.

May the Peace of God and your treasured memories of Martin, remain in your heart always, and may this give you comfort and strength through the difficult days ahead.
I am the sister of a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.

"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart" ~ Psalm 27:14 ~

You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Garnet Jenkins
January 19, 2011
We will miss you Mick. Your family will be taken care of.

With love and gratitute,
Kim & Terry
Kim Pebbles
January 19, 2011
Rest in peace.
Henryk Zaleski
January 19, 2011
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SPC Martin Lamar. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Martin. And to Martin it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while deployed with the U.S. Army in Iraq. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Martin, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,341 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Martin’s family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
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