Spc. Mathew D. Taylor

United States Army
KIA 26 September 2007

Memorial Page Established by- Heather Taylor
In Honor Of SPC Mathew D. Taylor

Born on July 7, 1986, in Carmichael, Calif., he passed
away on September 26, 2007, in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, at the Brooke
Army Medical Center from injuries he sustained in an IED attack while
deployed in Afghanistan on July 23, 2007. Also killed in the attack were
1st SGT Michael Curry, SGT Travon T. Johnson, PFC Adam J. Davis and PFC
Jessy S. Rogers. Mathew was the 50cal gunner on that humvee. He fought
hard and long over come his injuries. God needed a soldier to be by
his side. On Sept 26th, with his mother, his sister and best friend Danny
by his side, Mathew lost his fight.

Mathew was a loving son and brother, he is survived by his mother Patty
A. Taylor, sister Heather E. Taylor. Mathew began his military career
in April 2006. He attended boot camp, jump school, and AIT training at
Fort Beming. He was later stationed in Vicenza, Italy as an Airborne
Infantry Soldier with the 1st Airborne Battalion, 503rd Infantry
Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. After five and a half months he
was then deployed to Afghanistan in May 2007.

Mathew made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Please never forget
what he gave up and every other fallen hero.

We love you Mathew and miss you every single day. You were always are
hero and will remain our hero.

Love you sis, Heather

April 22, 2017
Raye Hansen
I have a scrapbook that was made for Patricia Taylor by. Blue star mom that has passed
away. I would like to get it to the family.

July 09, 2014
If anyone from Mathew's family was traveling in New Jersey recently, (specifically on July
8th) we found military dog tags and want to return them to his family.  I tried researching
online but it says he was from CA so I'm not sure how they have been found in NJ, they
were found in a Quick Check parking lot - if they may be yours, please email me and once the
correct info is determined, they will be returned to the family.

July 27, 2010
Patrick Leary
In Honor Of SPC Taylor and Spc Davis
SPC Taylor was a free spirited man.  I remember in basic training I had to shave him in front
of the drill sergeant because he had razor burn and didn't want to shave.  He was blonde so
he could have pulled it off but his bunk was right next to the drill sergeant’s room, he
wouldn't let me get him shaving cream and I felt really bad.  He never had any hard feelings
or wined about it though that was Taylor, and nobody could keep him from doing what he
wanted to do.  I used to get so pissed at him because he would be up at 2 in the am playing
his guitar as loud as he could (me and SPC Davis slept in the room under his in Italy) If he
wasn't actually good at it I probably would have told him to stop, he wouldn't have listened
anyway. He was a great guy and he will be missed by all who knew him.  I will never forget
him or Davis's kreepy half opened eyes looking at me when he was trying to sleep. Davis
slept backwards in his bed sometimes so his head would stick!
Out from behind his wall-locker (where his feet should have been) and I'd lay there all night
wondering if he was just laying there looking at me.  Davis would have given you his arm if
you would have asked him for it though.  He still owes me a six pack of newcastle, someday
I'll get it from him.

Feb 18, 2008
Tara Moratti
SPC Matthew James Taylor 2/503 Battle Company
Heather, I will never forget the day you called me.  I
pray for your family and think of you often.  Keep up the great work
and let me know if there is anything I can do to help, keep in touch, you
are doing wonderful things.  I'm grateful for the sacrifice your
brother made and every soldier sacrificing their life for all of us back
home.  Love and Support, Tara

Feb 12, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
SPECIALIST Matthew D. Taylor, 1/503rd A.I.R., 09/26/07,
OEF. Matthew and four others. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy,
sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest
easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...... Hooah,  Rock Force!!! Rod.

Jan 26, 2008
Bennet McDougal Edwards
In Honor Of Mathew D Taylor
My husband was a friend of Mathew's and fought with him
in Afghanistan.  He was able to pay his respects to Mathew when he
came home on leave while Mathew was at BAMC in San Antonio.  I had the
honor of briefly meeting Mathew's mother and aunt.  I know Mathew will be
missed.  May he watch over my husband from heaven. -Bennet Edwards

Dec 30, 2007

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since the
beginning of all this. I have thought of you and the other families often
and have prayed for you. My family will never forget the sacrifices
that your loved one made that day along with my brother and the others.
May you continue to find peace in knowing Matthew will never be
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