Matthew Conley

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Greenhill, AL

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Conley came to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Corps in the late summer of 2005 & deployed with the unit to Ramadi Iraq in September. While stationed with the 3/7, Conley was assigned to weapons company CAAT Black Yankee, which was a mobilized platoon that supported troops on the ground. Conley led a team of 18 Marine Corps and 2 Corpsman. He began as a vehicle Commander & became the section leader.

Conley prided himself in having a professional group of men and ensured their safety and well-being by getting to know them personally. His humble, but playful nature led his men to believe that there was always a way to have fun even in the most extreme circumstances.

Corporal Conley was an influence to many beyond words. His professional demeanor during missions and his selflessness embodied the U.S. Marine Corps Warrior Ethos.

Age: 21

Date of Death: February 18, 2006

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