Vandegrift, Matthew Ryan, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0802-Field Artillery Officer
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Primary Unit
2007-2008, 0801, 2nd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (2/10)
Service Years
2005 - 2008
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Denver/Littleton, Colorado

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 2008
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (2/10)II MEF
  2006-2007, 0802, 2nd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (2/10)
  2007-2008, 0802, II MEF
  2007-2008, 0801, 2nd Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (2/10)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Colleges Attended
Texas A&M University
  1999-2003, Texas A&M University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Matthew R. Vandegrift attended Texas A&M University, where he was part of the school's Midshipmen Battalion NROTC program. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a degree in international business in December 2003.

After graduation, he spent some time recuperating from a knee injury before fulfilling a lifelong desire to serve his country and to follow in his father's footsteps in service.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 2005. . .

He was in Iraq, training Iraqi soldiers.  He was assigned to the Mil­i­tary Tran­si­tion Team in sup­port of the 1st Bat­tal­ion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division.

e was severely wounded by an IED.

Matt died 21 April from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq at age 28.

He served with Marines 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division ,II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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