|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1987|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2009, Kuwait|
Senior Airman Matthew R. Courtois was the son of Steve and Sue Courtois and grew up in Lucas, Texas. He graduated from Allen Texas High School in 2005 and joined the Air force in January of 2006. He headed to the technical school at the Lackland base for the Security Forces Apprentice Course and reported to the Mountain Home Base in Idaho in June of 2007. He served as a security forces patrolman as part of the Security Forces Alpha Flight, 366th Security Forces Squadron. He served a tour of duty in Iraq from June 2007 until February 2008. Matt was an Eagle Scout and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved shooting, especially paintball. He enjoyed playing X-Box and singing karaoke. Matt loved chasing his step kids, and hanging out with friends and family. He was very into outdoors and loved building fires. Deployed for a second tour in July of 2009, he died September 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait. Matt had married his wife Cheyenne on June 27, 2009 and she survives along with two step children, Shaundra and Kaden; brother John; and two sisters, Carrie and Amy.
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 12 ROW L SITE 214
Created by: Sue
Record added: Sep 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42202320