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Name: Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor

Age: 25

From: Charleston, S.C.

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.

Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor died Sept. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when he received small arms fire during dismounted operations.

Died: September 20, 2008


Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor remembered

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Capt. Ryan Woolf recalled Matthew J. Taylor as an always-smiling practical joker, but also an accomplished leader.

“At the age of 23, he was my youngest and best squad leader,” Woolf said. “He was my go-to guy.”

Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C., died Sept. 21 in Baghdad of wounds suffered from small-arms fire. He was assigned to Fort Polk.

Without showing any prior interest in the armed services, Taylor signed up to join the Army on Sept. 12, 2001, the day after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

“He had an extreme sense of duty,” said his father, Don Taylor.

According to his parents, he was a talented musician, who brought an acoustic guitar with him to Iraq. He was also interested in computer programming.

The last time Kimberly Taylor spoke to her son, it was the day before his...

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Prayers & Condolences For:
Matthew J. Taylor
BY Anonymous on Jan 20, 2009
  Thank You for your Courage and Service. May you rest peacefully in God's loving arms.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Matthew J. Taylor
BY Anonymous on Nov 11, 2008
  He died September 21, 2008. Had a wife of 6 years, and three girls aged 5, 2, and 4 months. Love you baby.
 

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Matthew J. Taylor
BY miyembro on Sep 26, 2008
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.
 

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BY miyembro on Sep 26, 2008
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.
 

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Matthew J. Taylor
BY John on Sep 25, 2008
  May the grace of God, the love of Jesus, and the peace of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family forever.
 


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