Cpl Matthew T. Richard
United States Marine Corps
2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
APR 1, 1990 – JUN 9, 2011 | Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown: Iota, LA
Matthew loved his family, loved his friends, and loved his country. He also loved to fish, duck hunt, and hang out with his buddies. Matthew wanted to be in the military since he was in the 2nd grade and enlisted as early as he was allowed to – one week before his 18th birthday. Matthew was an outstanding and tenacious student and was well respected by his teachers. He was also a big football player who enjoyed the physical aspect of the game, yet he was compassionate and caring for all people and things in nature. To honor his legacy, Matthew’s family created The Cpl Matthew Richard Memorial Foundation.