Tommy “Tommy Gun” Martinez

January 19, 2010

All Posts, Obituaries

Tommy “Tommy Gun” Martinez died December 24th, 2009. He was a patch holder in the American Latino Motorcycle Association. A.L.M.A. is a one piece patch club in Phoenix and the club lost two brothers in less than two weeks.

Max Joseph “Dragon” Aragon died January 3rd as he was returning home from Martinez’ wake.

Martinez was a founding member of A.L.M.A. and the club’s road captain. He was the first member of the club to die.

Tommy Gun Martinez is survived by his wife Becky, his sons Tommy and Ricky, his daughter-in-law Yvonne, his three grandchildren Victoria, Isaiah and Noah, his friend Dru and his club brothers.

He was a friend of this page. He died happy.

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12 Responses to “Tommy “Tommy Gun” Martinez”

  1. fayettenamhoe Says:

    more ammo to you, hard knocks

  2. Oilslick Says:

    Much appreciation to you and my condolences on your loss.

    Their stories will be told to all future members and they will also know how much they both did for A.L.M.A.

    Thanks to both of you.


  3. Oilslick Says:

    sled tramp,
    I feel like I just read a passage out of the Biker Bible. Your words offer solace and truly express what I up to now have only felt. You have now defined those feelings…..thank you. I would call that chapter “The Book of sled tramp”.

    The old cliche’ also comes to mind…..”if you don’t ride… wouldn’t understand”. I think if non riders were to read what you wrote…….they might get a hint……nah……gotta ride for that.
    I mean this as a compliment and I trust you will take it as such.

    I always look forward to reading your comments.


  4. DocB Says:

    Dear Oilslick

    Your lost brothers live on in memory, and they will live with your club until the last brother with a living memory of them passes on.


  5. TigGirl Says:

    First and foremost, my Heartfelt Condolences to all who love this man. Yes, love in present tense – the feelings for someone don’t stop when their body stops breathing. I pray that the sharp pain of loss will ease soon.

    To sled tramp – I thank you. I think you just verbalized what my ol man felt and to some degree, your words give me a little more comfort in my own loss.


  6. sled tramp Says:

    Again,condolences to you,your brothers and the families.
    I’ve had a pretty lousy day,been in a dark place so I went for a long putt in the rain.I was perhaps, more aggressive in my riding than I should have been.Sometimes the person I used to be surrenders to the soul.
    I mention this to you because about halfway through the ride,when my head started to clear,something occurred to me. When I’m riding my sled,I’m at one with what’s always been right in my life.I’m nobody…just a guy that used to be somebody else but needed to change.If something happened on my ride,something permanant, I wouldn’t have regret. My spirit would be saddened for the grief of those I abandoned, but they,knowing me as they do, would understand it’s OK.
    I’d leave this place knowing I tried to be a standup guy.I didn’t lie to people,I sought out and associated with people that knew what honesty,love,trust and friendship mean and who I respected. That my and my friend’s beliefs are reflected in the hearts of my children who will pass those traits on.
    When I’m on my saddle,my arms on my apes, a full tank and my boots into the wind,I know who I am.My life is balanced and I have just what I need.No more,no less.A series of perfect zen moments.I feel joy and pride when I fly by a cage or truck…I just want to keep going harder and faster until the wind somehow absorbs my spirit.It’s moments like that that I understand that my life has meaning.That those I hold close understand who I am and accept my eventually leaving them,perhaps without warning,because what I do,the man that little kid became and who I chose to love is based on what being a biker. And I think being a biker is,in itself, all I need to know about myself.
    sled tramp

  7. Oilslick Says:

    I want to thank you again for posting my brothers stories(obituaries) on your page. It has made my remaining brothers in A.L.M.A. realize that we are not alone in the way the “government” treats us. Just to see Tommy Gunn’s and Dragon’s names on your opening page is comforting to me at least. We will survive and owe much to the support we have been feeling from this site as well as from the member clubs of the ACMC(Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs).

    Much appreciation to 10Guage, Beowulf, sled tramp, YYZ Skinhead and Vacuus Cura for their condolences and support. Having been following your site for some 6 months now…even reading the older archives…..I realize that they are major “comment” contributors to your pages and I respect each and every one of them as much as I do you.

    We have yet to learn of the cause or time of death of my brother Dragon.
    I’m sure “they” will get all their ducks in a row so as to say that his death came immediately. Having seen the sight of his 30 ft fall from the offramp, I would find it hard to beleive that he went quickly.

    Tommy Gunn led the way for A.L.M.A. to an uncharted road. A true Road Captain to the end, he is the first ever brother taken from A.L.M.A. and we had to learn to deal with his loss and to give him a send off worthy of our true brotherhood.

    Unfortunately we learned too much too quick. The loss of two such commited brothers will be felt forever. Those two pair of boots could not be filled by any number of other boots.

    My wish for the memory of my two brothers would be for all clubs to show unity when it comes to the injustices occurring. They may be happening to only a few big name clubs but it affects all Americans, bikers and non bikers alike. None of the elite clubs have been immune to it and those that think otherwise need but to open their eyes and ears.

    Bikers are the target now…….just like the artists and writers were in Nazi Germany. Free thinking is the price “they” want everyone to pay.

    Sorry for gettin off the subject….just want my brothers mishandled investigation to mean something.

    Oilslick (stickin to on word, not two as in…Oil Slick)

  8. Vacuus Cura Says:

    R.I.P. Tommy Gun.

  9. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Condolences to his family and his club. This must be heartbreaking for his ALMA brothers. Alma means soul in Spanish and I can imagine Mr Martinez’s alma meeting Mr Aragon’s alma in heaven saying, “Welcome home, brother”.

    YYZ Skinhead

  10. sled tramp Says:

    Good thoughts out to his people.

  11. Beowulf Says:

    Rip Tommy Gun and Dragon. My sympathy to their brothers and all who knew them.

  12. 10Guage Says:

    My condolances to his brothers, family, and friends

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