June 28, 2012

Matthew Leach

Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Leach, age 29, of Ferndale, Michigan, died on June 26, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

He was assigned to the 1/334th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division (Leader Training), Fraser, Michigan. 

Matthew was found unconscious on the floor of the facility where he was stationed and did not recover. 

Jesus, pray for Matt and
for his son, who has lost his
He joined the military in 2003 and served on active duty until 2008, including two tours in Iraq - one from 2005 to 2006 and another from 2007 to 2008. He then went into the Army Reserves and this was his first deployment from the Reserves.

Matthew is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and son who is less than a year old.

Pray for those who die young and suddenly.  They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Let us pray that Matthew Leach is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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