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Name: Army Spc. Mathew P. LaForest

Age: 21

From: Austin, Texas

Assigned to 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash

Incident: Army Spc. Mathew P. LaForest died May 25 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations.



Died: May 25, 2007


Fort Lewis Stryker soldier dies in Iraq

The Associated Press

FORT LEWIS, Wash. A soldier in a Fort Lewis-based Stryker brigade was killed in Iraq when his unit came under small arms enemy fire, the Department of Defense said May 28.

Spc. Mathew P. LaForest, 21, of Austin, Texas, died May 25 during combat operations in Taji, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to C Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, a Stryker combat team.

Sixteen soldiers based at Fort Lewis have died in May, making it the deadliest month of the Iraq war for troops from this Army post south of Tacoma.

LaForest joined the Army as an infantryman in August 2004. He reported to Fort Lewis in January 2005 and deployed to...

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Mathew P LaForest
BY Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011
  Matt,

For some reason out of the blue I thought of you today. I miss you bud. The neighborhood looks the same witht the exception of our paintball field (which is now an HEB). Thank you for your sacrifice, even if I would rather have you back in Austin. Heaven gained a hero and we lost an angel, or is it the other way around. I think you get my point ;).

Your friend,

Dale
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Mathew P LaForest
BY Anonymous on Nov 24, 2009
  So sorry to here of Matthew, he must have been one hell of a soldier and even a better son. Never knew him but I am sure we were related in some manner, my thoughts prayers and best wishes go out to the whole family.

Jesse J. LaForest

Essexville, MI
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Mathew P LaForest
BY Anonymous on Jul 18, 2007
  Although i never knew you...i want to say thank you! There was 2 people who have died for us,Jesus Christ who died for our souls and the American soldier who died for our FREEDOM!

PFC Wilke,Rebecca
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Mathew P LaForest
BY Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007
  Thank you for your service to our country. Archbold, Ohio
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Mathew P LaForest
BY Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007
  Thank you for your service to our country. Archbold, Ohio
 


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