Powell, Matthew C.
Age:20
Hometown:Slidell
County:St. Tammany
State:Louisiana
 
Last Residence:
Schools:Northshore High
Spouse:None
Children:None
Parents:Janie Rabalais Powell and Lloyd "Butch" P. Powell III; stepmother, Connie S. Powell
 
Branch:Army
Rank:Specialist
Era:Afghanistan
Military History:526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
DOD:12.10.2010
Death Details:Died at Kandahar Airfield of wounds suffered at Ghunday, Ghar, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his military vehicle using an improvised explosive device.
Cemetery:Garden of Memories; Metairie, Louisiana
 
Added On:11.11.2010
Source:Department of Defense, The Times-Picayune

Guestbook for Matthew C. Powell

TRICIA WISCHMANN posted on 17.10.2010 07:29

MY CONDOLENCE GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

HIS SACRIFICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN HE WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HERO .

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT YOUR TIME OF LOSS

FROM A SOLDIERS WISH LIST / WISCONSIN

TRICIA WISCHMANN
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THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL

NEAR SHADY WALL A ROSE ONCE GREW BUDDED AND BLOSSOMED IN GODS FREE LIGHT. WATERED AND FED BY MORNING DEW SHEDDING ITS SWEETNESS DAY AND NIGHT.

AS IT GREW AND BLOSSOMED FAIR AND TALL SLOWLY RAISING TO LOFTIER HEIGHT IT CAME TO A CREVICE IN THE WALL.
THROUGH WHICH THERE SHONE A BEAM OF LIGHT.

ONWARD IT CREPT WITH ADDED STRENGTH WITH NEVER A THOUGHT OF FEAR OR PRIDE IT FOLLOWED THE LIGHT THROUGH THE CREVICE - LENGHT AND UNFOLDED ITSELF ON THE OTHER SIDE.

THE LIGHT, THE DEW , THE BROADENING VIEW WERE FOUND THE SAME AS THEY WERE BEFORE , AND IT LOST ITSELF IN BEAUTIES NEW BREATHING ITS FRAGRANCE MORE AND MORE .

SHALL CLAIM OF DEATH CAUSE US TO GRIEVE AND MAKE OUR COURAGE FAINT OR FALL ? NAY LET US FAITH AND HOPE RECEIVE , THE ROSE STILL GROWS BEYOND THE WALL.

SCATTERING FRAGRANCE FAR AND WIDE JUST AS IT DID IN THE DAYS OF YORE , JUST AS IT DID ON THE OTHER SIDE ,
JUST AS IT WILL FOREVERMORE .



He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace my Brothers, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare)


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