Monday, November 29, 2010

Army Spc. Matthew W. Ramsey

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Matthew W. Ramsey, 20, of Quartz Hill, Calif.

Spc. Ramsey was assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 29, 2010 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an insurgent attacked his unit with small-arms fire. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Barry E. Jarvis, Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Oakes, Pfc. Jacob A. Gassen, Pfc. Austin G. Staggs and Pvt. Buddy W. McLain.

Specialist Matthew Wayne Ramsey, 20, of Quartz Hill, CA, was an Infantryman who joined the Army in April 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2008.

His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal and Air Assault Badge.

Ramsey is survived by his wife, Mirella Ramsey; son, Zachary Ramsey of Lancaster, CA and parents, William and Melissa Cochran.

Army Spc. Matthew W. Ramsey was killed in action on 11/29/10.

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