Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith

Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith

Died May 10, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

20, of Anderson, Ind.; assigned to Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Ind.; killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait.

Lance Cpl. Matthew Smith died May 10 when the Humvee he was driving as part of a convoy to Kuwait’s Camp Coyote crashed into a parked trailer. His father, David Smith, said he knew his son, a radio operator, was not safe even though President Bush said the war in Iraq was over. “Last week me and my wife talked about the dangers out there,” David Smith said, “and the number of people getting killed in helicopter accidents and wrecks.”
— Associated Press

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