This one is for Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin, a local soldier captured 4 yrs ago
and listed as missing in
action. His remains were finally discovered
this past weekend March 29-30, 2008). He would have been 24 this July.
insurgants put him on video after they captured him and televised
it. Shortly thereafter another video was seen of
a soldier as he was
beheaded. But his family firmly believed it wasnt him. All
we know is that his remains
have been found, whether or not he was
actually beheaded, we dont know (and they complain about how we treat
captives). But his family now has closure. President Bush called
and offered his condolences. Matt's family has been
to the White House
several times at the request of the President. His family is not mad
that he went and
sacraficed his life. They are extremely proud of him.
His family and many of their friends even marched in our local
Baseball Opening Day Parade on Monday, proudly carrying Flags in honor
of their son.
think President John F. Kennedy expressed it rather well when he said,
"Ask not what your country can do for you,
but what you can do for your
country." God Bless Matt Maupin, and all of our soldiers, Veterans,
past, present, future,
living and deceased. Long Live Freedon.
This tribute to our Fallen Heroes created by Terri Monnin. Click here to visit one true media.com