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Birth: Apr. 1, 1990
Death: Jun. 9, 2011
Helmand, Afghanistan

Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La., died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Matthew loved his family, loved his friends, and loved his country. He loved to fish, shoot ducks, and hang out with his buddies. He loved football and the physical nature of the game. He was compassionate and caring for all people and things in nature. He liked to help those in need. Matthew's dream though has always been to be in the service. His choice was the United States Marines. He served with 2nd Battalion / 8th Marines. He wanted to serve, be part of a greater body, and lead men. Matthew fulfilled his dream as a United States Marine. Matthew died serving his country in the sands of Marjah, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Alicia Ardoin Richard; one brother, Joshua Paul Richard of Iota, one sister, Laura Elyse Richard of Iota; brother-in-law, Bryce Thomas LeBlanc of Estherwood; his Love, Adrianna Marie Ponce of Reading, PA; maternal grandparents, James Carrol and Margaret Ardoin of Richard, LA; paternal grandparents, Thomas Jefferson and Glenda Doucet Richard; and paternal great-grandmothers, Beatrice Caswell Doucet and Lilia Suire Richard. Cpl. Richard is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Elma Jane Courville Ardoin; paternal great-grandfathers James Leroy Doucet and Noah Joseph Richard. 
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Acadia Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71098589
Corp Matthew T. Richard
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
Corp Matthew T. Richard
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
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