"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation
who has a long history of patriotism and honor -
and a nation who has fought many battles
to keep our country free from threats of terror."

-- Michael N. Castle

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Missing No More

For four years, the family of Sgt. Keith Matthew "Matt" Maupin has waited for word of his whereabouts. Tonight, they have an answer.

Sgt. Keith Matthew "Matt" Maupin has been found.

This afternoon, his family was informed that remains discovered in Iraq had been positively identified as Sgt. Maupin's, bringing to a sad end a story that began almost exactly four years ago. He was captured April 9, 2004, when his fuel convoy was ambushed in Iraq. Al Jazeera later aired footage that showed him surrounded by now all-too-familiar black hooded thugs. A second tape purported to show his execution, but the footage was of poor quality and only showed the back of his head. No actual shooting was shown, and his family was left to wonder - and to hope.

The waiting is over for them, and I can only hope that they are able to find some small measure of peace in being able to bring him home.

Read more here.

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