CPL Matthew J Emerson
Matthew was the youngest of three children, born and raised in Grandview, WA. From an early age, he was an avid GI Joe fan, having collected every model and accessory he could find. We lived on a fruit farm and had a huge dirt pile out back in which Matt and his friends would build elaborate tunnels and bunkers and play GI Joe's for hours.
Later, High School buddies would spend summer nights playing "Capture the Flag" in our beautiful 2-acre yard. Ultimately, they rehearsed and filmed a WWII movie at our farm for their H.S. History class.
Matt was a true patriot and could think of nothing else but to join the U.S. Army after graduation in 2005. He graduated AIT and earned his Airborne wings at Ft. Benning, GA and was sent to Ft. Bliss in TX before being deployed to Mosul, Iraq in November 2006.
We are pleased and honored to still be in touch with his Garry Owen 2/7 CAV 2006-07 buddies who served with him in Mosul.