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This Memorial Page Established by -Duane Pionk
In Honor Of SFC Matthew I Pionk
Our son SFC Matthew I Pionk was killed in action on 1-9-08 in Sinsil Iraq in the Diyala
province. A house rigged with a bomb and crush wire killed 6 soldiers and a young Iraqy
interpreter. Matthew left behind a wife Melanie and three children Dillon, Ashley and Brandon.
God Bless them and we thank all of our fallen for their ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Pionk
United States Army
KIA 09 January 2008, Iraq
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30, of Superior, Wis.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored
Division, Vilseck, Germany.; died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised
explosive device detonated during combat operations. Also killed were Spc. Todd E. Davis, Staff
Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier, Staff Sgt. Sean M. Gaul, Sgt. Zachary W. McBride and Sgt. Christopher A.
Sanders.
Proud Father of S.F.C. Matthew I. Pionk K.I.A., Sinsil Iraq 01-09-08.,
Hammer Company (Scouts) 3rd Squadron/2nd Stryker Cavalry
Regiment, "Scouts Out!"