|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1986|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2007|
Matthew was a victim of the Virginia Tech shootings. Beloved son of Joseph and Barbara (nee Sosnowski), devoted brother of Priscilla. Loving grandson of Edward and Ann Sosnowski. Dear nephew of Deborah and Richard Sos-nowski, Andrea and Richard La Porte and Michael La Porte. Matthew graduated (Class of 2005) from Carson Long Military Institute in New Bloomfield, PA as a Cadet Staff Sergeant. While attending, he was their Drum Major and sang in the Glee Club. He was a sophomore at Virginia Tech and a Cadet Corporal in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and a member of the Regimental Band (Highty Tighties).
La Porte, 20, a sophomore from Dumont , N.J. , was majoring in university studies. He had been an Air Force cadet at Virginia Tech, according to his former platoon leader, David Wheeler.
La Porte credited the Carson Long Military Institute in New Bloomfield, Penn., with turning his life around during his years there from 1999 to 2005. "I know that Carson Long was my second chance," he said during a graduation speech, printed in the school yearbook.
"Matthew was an exemplary student at Carson Long whose love of music and fellow cadets were an inspiration to all on campus," Carson Long said in a statement.
La Porte graduated third in his class and was also drum major for the school's drum and bugle corps during his senior year.
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Record added: Apr 17, 2007
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