Matthew Stover

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Prairie City, IA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Stover began his Marine Corps career as a reservist while working toward his bachelor’s degree at IA State University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer and eventually went on to fly CH-46s. In 2004, Stover completed C-130 training. He deployed to Iraq twice with VMGR-252, and did a joint tour at Offut AFB. His last assignment was XO of MCAS Beaufort in SC.

Matt was a natural leader and born to be a pilot. He was respectful and personable. He was a wonderful husband and father to his wife and four boys.

Matt was larger than life and we’re all better people for having known him.

Age: 47

Date of Death: February 13, 2019

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