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Remembering fallen soldiers

Matthew Lee Alexander
Cpl. Matthew Alexander, 21, enlisted in the Army after graduating from Gretna High School in Nebraska in 2004.

He reported to Fort Lewis in December 2004 and eventually was assigned to the 3rd Brigade's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Division.

This was the first deployment for Alexander, whose wife, Kara, said he "was the most gracious man I knew."

The young soldier "fought for a cause he believed in, and on May 6, 2007, died for a country he loved," she said.

"Matt truly was our angel on Earth. He will be greatly missed."

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