December 5, 2014

Matthew Ammerman - U.S. Military Fatality in Afghanistan

Matthew Ammerman
Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, age 29, of Noblesville, Indiana, died on December 3, 2014, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire while conducting a clearing operation.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

He was known as Matt to many of his friends. 

Matthew joined the Army in July of 2004. He was deployed in 2006 to Iraq, where he served 14 months. In 2009, he was sent to Afghanistan for 12 months, serving as an assistant gunner, fire team leader and squad leader.

In 2011, he was stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia where he served as a senior sniper and squad leader with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment. He volunteered for Special Forces in 2012, graduated in 2013 as a Special Forces communications sergeant and was assigned to his current unit in July of 2014.  He was again deployed to Afghanistan in the late Fall of 2014. 

Matthew's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

Matthew's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Military
Angels of God, pray for Matthew and for those
who have lost him
officials stated that Matthew was an exceptional soldier who contributed greatly to his unit. He will be forever remembered.

Matthew's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He is their hero. He will be forever mourned.

Matthew is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives.

Thank you for serving, Matt. 

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Matthew.

Pray that Matthew is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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