R.I.P. SPC Matthew F. Straughter

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 0091-08
February 04, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Matthew F. Straughter, 27, of St. Charles, Mo., died Jan 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1138th Engineer Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri National Guard, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
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2 Comments

  1. IN THE SHORT TIME THAT I KNEW YOU, A MAN OF YOUR WORD YOU WERE. YOU SWORE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY AND RIGHT ALL OF YOUR WRONGS. BROTHER, YOU DID THAT PLUS MORE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR MOTHER (LIZ) AND TO YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER WHO SERVE STILL.

    JASON L. SMITH
    SSGT USMC

  2. We love you bro. I feel shitty because I know it could have been me. What If I gunned v4 that day? I’m glad I got to know you and I’m glad I got to say goodbye to you. We were supposed to work out together that night… Save some energy for a hardcore muscle smoking session when I get to where you’re at 🙂 You’re my boy. Even though I could beat you at Halo. Love ya man. Have the peace that we can’t. You’ve earned it.


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