- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 26, 1943
- Date of passing: Feb 10, 2013
|Let the memory of CSM Robert Martin be with us forever|
"Wow! Just heard today. CSM Martin was an awesome individual, and a fine example of what it means to be a soldier!"
"Sgt. Major will definitely be missed. He was truly an inspiration and had a very uplifting spirit. He always found a way to make me smile and always left me with words of encouragement. He was one of the teachers that actually looked forward to seeing each day at school because I knew he would have me laughing and crying at the same time. I miss him and he will be remembered forever."
"CSM Martin will be missed. He touched many lives and help build our young men and women to be who they are today.
He had a unique way of showing his love , a strong voice but inside a gentle heart. I truly admire his service to our country and and our youth. May he rest in peace. Thank you, CSM Martin for touching our lives..."
"There aren't enough good words to say about this great man. He was a father to any one of us who wore the JROTC uniform - including many of those who went on to serve our nation proudly. I was blessed enough to be able to stay in touch long after I'd left NMHS, and I'll miss him terribly."
"CSM MARTIN..You were not only a Great Teacher to me you were also a Father figure..i'm so honored to have known you and have you in my life... You will be missed but we all know your in a better place now and still able to watch over all your kids... We love and miss you dearly"
You served your country, community, and the youth of NMHS with honor, pride and dedication that few have. You will be missed; rest in peace my friend"
I am lost for words you was a great teacher and a great friend. I am so happy that i had the time to be apart of the ROTC family i will always remember you and all that you did for all your kids we love you and will miss you thank you for always being there God will take good care of you"
"I don't know where to begin, CSM Martin. You were a definite favorite of my time at North. You were a father figure when I had no other, a great mentor and leader. I became a better person because of you and for this I will be forever grateful. You will be missed but I know one day I will see you again. Thank you for being you...."
"I was deeply sadden when I woke up with a text from my sister telling me the news. I've known Csm Robert Martin since my older brother was in North's JROTC program. He always came up after award ceremonies and chatted with my parents and scared my little 8 year old self to death lol, with his height and big booming voice. "Little Tennent's" is what he always called my sister and I. When I finally"
"CSM Martin was a bright light in my time at North. I was new to Texas and he helped me to make my year the best one. He introduced me to wonderful people and would let me stay in the ROTC room when my ride home wouldn't show. I will miss the wonderful man who was a rock when I was just a pebble rolling in the wind. Thank you for not giving upon me when I gave up on myself. Much Love....."
"Oh the words I have for Csm Martin. He was close to my family and we all loved him. My mom told me at the reunion that I didn't get to go to instead of saying the Simmons' he said the kendras' which makes me smile that he remembered me (and said my name and not my bros) I get so sad when I think of him being gone but then I think of what he taught me and the good times and I have to smile"
"From Cadet to soldier, you were a huge influential role in my success. I'll never forget the day we were sitting in the range doing a class on flag etiquette. I told you I could never join the service again after leaving the Air Force, and you told me, "Well that's okay, you'd make a better preacher anyhow." And now I've been in the Army 3 years... You made me a better me. Eternal Thanks."
I do not know where to start. We will miss you so much. I learned so much from you. We all did. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for everything. Love ya CSM!! God speed and bless you and your family."
"You became my dad at 13 years old and I knew God brought you into my life to lead me in the right direction. I begged my mother to let me join the Army and she said no everyday, but then you spoke to her and she came home that day and signed the papers. I have had the best 14 years of my life in the Army,My heart aches that I was never able to see you again and tell you what you did for my life,"
"CSM Robert Martin was a great man, a true friend, and a mentor that steered me the right way in life. He made time for all of us and made us all feel important. I am forever grateful for his selfless service to our country and his commitment to the leaders of tomorrow. He was of the highest caliber and I know I will see him again in Soldier's Heaven. Ultima! At eternal parade rest CSM!"
There aren't words to adequately express my pain and the sense of loss I am feeling right now. I love you, I miss you...your passing leaves a void in my heart that can't be filled. When I needed a father figure, you were there for me and never left that role. I am better because of you. Thank you for everything..."
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