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PFC Matthew J. England
United States Army

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment


APR 17, 1989 – JUN 08, 2011 |   Iraq

Hometown: Gainesville, MO

"...Matthew excelled at many things in life. He was a whiz at math, science, and computers in school and really didn't try. He was also creative in many ways including art and writing... Matthew began working on his college degree while in Iraq - one of the reasons why setting up a memorial scholarship fund is a perfect way to honor Matthew's memory. How does one choose the right thing to say in just a few sentences? One extremely important thing (that has always had special meaning between Matthew and me) is that Matthew is-was-will always be awesome, my awesome son." - Pam, Matthew's Mom

PFC Matthew J. England Memorial Fund - Gainesville, MO

Due to Matthew's dedication to both the military and pursuing his education, his family set up a memorial scholarship fund to continue his legacy within their community. A memorial 5K is held annually to help raise funds for the scholarships, which are awarded to high school grads from Ozark County. Dog Tag Legacy Fund is proud to support Matthew's memorial fund, held at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, with a Legacy Grant.