Sgt. Matthew J. Deyoung, age 26, of Talent, Oregon., was killed in a hostile incident on Feb. 18, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
He was assistant team leader assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. He joined the Marine Corps in November 2004 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on June 1, 2008. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2006 to August 2006 and again from October 2007 to May 2008. Most recently, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2010.
|Michael, Prince in Heaven,|
pray for Matthew
His awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Matthew Deyoung is survived by his wife, Aisha, and daughter, McKenzy Janae.
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Matthew J. Deyoung is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen