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Spec Matthew Michael Murchison
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1985
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Spec. Matthew M. Murchison of Independence, Mo., attended schools in the Blue Valley School District until 1995 when his family moved to the Olathe, Kansas area where he continued his schooling. He attended Indian Creek Elementary School, Pioneer Trail Middle School and graduated from Olathe East High School in 2004. At Pioneer Trail and Olathe East Matt was active in football, wrestling, and mischief. Matt's ambition all through high school was to join the military and to eventually become a policeman. In September 2005 Matt enlisted in the United States Army and went through basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and
deployed to Iraq in Nov 2006. He was last home in April 2007 visiting friends and relatives. His maternal grandmother, Jane Perry was dying of cancer in Florida and Matt was able to visit her for the last time. She died June 6, 2007. Matt received the following honors posthumously: the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge. Matthew is preceded in death by his grandparents Robert Murchison, Gordon Schanck and Jane Perry. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device at age 21.

Army
127th Military Police Company
720th Military Police Battalion
89th Military Police Brigade
Hanau, Germany
 
 
Burial:
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section K, site 141
 
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Record added: Aug 07, 2007
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