Professional, Polite, Prepared to Kill

Maupin Family Stays Strong as Funeral Set

Terry Kinney, The Army Times


 The parents of a soldier listed as missing-captured in Iraq for nearly four years will continue their work at an organization that has sent thousands of goody packages to soldiers, even though the reality is beginning to sink in that the Army has declared him dead.


Keith and Carolyn Maupin and numerous volunteers have sent more than 9,600 boxes of donated toiletries, magazines and treats to soldiers in Iraq through the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, along with photos of Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin and a plea to help find him.


It’s been just more than a week since the Army said the reservist’s remains were found northwest of Baghdad, about 12 miles from where he was captured. The Maupins say they haven’t been told details of the discovery or how and when their son was killed.  More from Family Security Matters


RIP, Matt.  You are truly an American hero.



April 10, 2008 - Posted by | Iraq | , , ,


  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a transplant from Indiana and I was going to get a bracelet honoring your son and in the interm it was found that he was in fact deceased. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is a lose to all of us. I would like to help, please let me know, my e-mail address is lisadurham62 at thank you and god bless.

    Comment by lisa durham | April 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Lisa,

    The Yellow Ribbon Support Center website has information on Matt’s memorial and how to get in touch with the family –

    We must continue to stand with the parents of this young hero.


    Comment by rtaylor83305 | April 22, 2008 | Reply

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