Spec Matthew E. George

Spec Matthew E. George

Birth
Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Death 31 Aug 2010 (aged 22)
Logar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 9682
Memorial ID 58131719 · View Source
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Spc. Matthew E. George, 22, of N.C., formerly of Portsmouth, Virginia, died Aug. 31 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. While deployed, he completed more than 180 missions with his platoon, serving in the capacity of driver, gunner and dismount. He served his country with honor and made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Donnie and Bridget George; sisters, Michelle Pappas and husband Jason, and Kelly Curtis and husband Mark; brother, William George and wife Jessica; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Action Badge and was posthumously promoted from Pfc to the rank of Specialist.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 3 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58131719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Matthew E. George (10 Feb 1988–31 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58131719, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .