Matthew E. Clark

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Shirley, AR

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Corporal

Matthew Clark was known for his curly blond hair which he happily cut off in 2007 because joining the Army was his lifelong dream. Although his passing left all of his family and friends broken-hearted, we are comforted knowing that he was as happy in life as he had ever been and living out his dreams. In recognition of his service, he was awarded he Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Matthew’s love of life and the U.S. Army was contagious. Matthew is best known by his friends and family for this love of life, permanent smile, and endless ability to make anyone laugh. While growing up in Shirley, AR he was very active in his community, school, and athletics.

In 2008 Matthew was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany and served as Crew Chief and once serving as helicopter support for President Obama in Oslo, Norway. Matthew, along with two other crew members were on a routine night training exercise when the Black Hawk helicopter they were operating crashed in a forest in Mannheim, Germany.

Age: 25

Date of Death: February 03, 2010

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