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12-04-2014, 21:22
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, 29, of Noblesville, Indiana, died Dec. 3, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire while conducting a clearing operation.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) at 910-908-3947, or after hours at 910-689-6187.

Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman, a native of Noblesville, Ind., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) when he died Dec. 3, 2014, as a result of wounds received in combat.

“Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman was an exceptional Soldier in all regards. He showed himself to be a standout shortly after arrival in the unit and his efforts have made an impact on his unit and our mission. We, as a nation, are fortunate to have men like Matt,” said Lt. Col. Tommy Stoner, commander of the 7th SFG (A)’s 3rd Battalion. “He not only represented what we should all aspire to be, but he lived it. His loss is a great blow and he will be missed and mourned by this unit. Our focus will be supporting his family in any way possible and ensuring that they are taken care of during this difficult process.”

Ammerman joined the Army in July 2004, attending basic and advanced individual training as well as the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Battalion (Airborne) based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, as an anti-armor specialist. Ammerman deployed twice with the unit, once to Iraq in 2006 for 14 months, and later to Afghanistan in 2009 for 12 months, serving as an assistant gunner, fire team leader and squad leader.

In May of 2011, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment based at Fort Stewart, Ga. and served as a senior sniper and squad leader with the battalion.

He volunteered for Special Forces in 2012, graduated in 2013 as a Special Forces communications sergeant and was assigned to 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A) in July,2014. He deployed in late fall of 2014 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ammerman’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

He was also the recipient of the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.


12-04-2014, 21:28
Rest In Peace, Warrior!

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

12-04-2014, 21:29
Rest in Peace Brother

12-04-2014, 21:57
RIP Warrior - Thank you for your service. Prayers out for your family and team.

The Reaper
12-04-2014, 22:48
Descanse in Paz, hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

Prayers out.


12-05-2014, 05:29
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

12-05-2014, 07:21
Rest in peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifices. You will not be forgotten.

Prayers out to family and team.

12-05-2014, 08:24
RIP, Soldier.


12-05-2014, 08:57
Rest in God's peace, Warrior.
The land of the Free because of the Brave

12-05-2014, 09:01
Rest in Peace, SSG.

12-05-2014, 10:07
RIP SSG, jobs done.

Red Flag 1
12-05-2014, 14:09
Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.
Prayers out.

12-05-2014, 23:47
RIP, Brother. Prayers out for family and friends.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

12-06-2014, 10:30
Rest in Peace . We will miss you brother. I went through the Q with Matt, he was always there to help, and a great guy overall!

Flame Magnet
12-06-2014, 11:25
See You Later Am! Buddy of mine during the Q...

12-13-2014, 10:00
Vaya con dios buddy...he was a good dude.

12-13-2014, 12:41
RIP, thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

12-13-2014, 21:03
I know him! I didn't know he died, oh shit man, I live in Noblesville right now. Holy shit I lived just down the street from his parents for a few years. Damn man.

Goggles Pizano
12-20-2014, 17:19
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Ammerman. Dominus vobiscum.