Cpl Matthew L. Alexander
- 21 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 9, 1986
- Date of passing: May 6, 2007
|Let the memory of Matthew be with us forever|
pl. Matthew L. Alexander, 21, of Gretna, Neb.; was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel. The city of Gretna dedicated a street in honor of Matthew in December 2007. He is survived by his wife, Kara, his parents, Melvin and Monica Alexander, and brother, Marshall.
"Bud you will always be missed I think of you every time I see Johnny (my Nephew) because he once told me that you are the only one that i could call Buddy besides Him!!!!!"
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