SPC Matthew E. George

SPC Matthew E. George 1

SPC MATTHEW E. GEORGE - U.S. Army

Hometown / City: Gransboro, NC
Date of Death: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SPC
Unit: 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team
Post / Base: Bamberg, Germany

Birth: Feb. 10, 1988
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 2010
Lowgar, Afghanistan

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.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 Site 9682

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