This Memorial Page Established by -4th grader from Frisco ISD

Soldier:   Sgt. Matthew Mendoza
Branch:  United States Marine Corps.
Age: 24
Hometown:  San Antonio, Texas
Unit: 2nd Batt 7th Marine regiment
Stationed in 29 palms, California
Serving in Afghanistan
Mos:  pistol and rifle instructor
Background:
His goal his to get all his men back home
Played football as a line backer and running back
Family:  wife, Valerie and son

Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza was killed in action on June 20th, 2008.  He was killed serving his
country in Afghanistan.


Valerie
I miss him so he was a great MARINE and honorable husband not a day goes by that i don't
think about him. Thank you for your appreciation and acknowledgement.

Dear Sgt. Mendoza’s family,
I feel terrible for your loss.  I, too, am flowing in tears as I learned about the loss of Sgt.
Mendoza.  We learned all about him in class today.  I wish I could bring him back.  We won’t
forget about him.

Gladson, 4th grader from Frisco ISD
Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza

United States Marine Corps
KIA 20 June 2008, Afghanistan
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24, of San Antonio, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I
Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 20 while conducting combat
operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.