obit: Matthew E. Matula
|Matula, Matthew E.*|
Matt was born on July 7, 1983, and killed in action on April 9, 2004, in Iraq, defending our freedom. He earned the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon (in lieu of 2nd star), Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Matt is survived by his wife, Julie; their unborn daughter, Mackenzie Marie; brother and best friend, Anthony; parents, Toni and Matt; grandmother, Alice Macalik; and many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
Matt joined the Marines on Sept. 24, 2001, and proudly served his Country. He was a field radio operator assigned to the H & S Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. ``Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.' John 15:13 NIV
The Matula family requests that memorials be given to Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 633, Marble Falls, Texas 78654-0633 for the Matthew E. Matula Memorial Fund.
Visitation will begin on Monday evening April 19, 2004, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home . Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday April, 20, 2004, at 12:00 Noon in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel follow by Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX, with full military honors. Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy., San Antonio, TX. 78218
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 4/18/2004.