Line of Duty Death: August 30, 2010

U.S. Army SSGT Matthew J. West, 36, was killed in action on August 30, 2010 in Afghanistan, when his vehicle was hit by an IED while serving with the 62nd EOD. Four fellow soldiers were killed in the blast. Matthew’s passions were serving his country and being the most amazing father to his children.

He was on his third tour of duty having served previous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn, and their three children, Tyler, Joseph and Annaliese. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is providing the family with a home in 2020. The family is looking forward to having their own space to play baseball, gymnastics and with their dog Bailey. To help us support more families just like the West’s, please consider an $11/mo. pledge, today.


West Family Home Dedication