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About Matthew

Cpl Matthew Richard, our 21 year old son and hero, was killed in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations. On June 9, 2011, Matthew, a team leader, moved his team to safety before he attempted to investigate an IED. The IED exploded and hours later we were notified that Matthew had been killed in action. As any parent might understand, losing a child has been and will always be the worst nightmare any parent can face. Our one and only worry is that Matthew will be forgotten. In an attempt to be sure this doesn't happen, we have created a Memorial Fund in his name. We raise money through our annual 5K run.
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