August, Matthew Joseph, CPT

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
2003-2004, 1st Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1997 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Kingstown
Last Address
North Kingstown

Casualty Date
Jan 27, 2004
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section XXXVI, Row B, Site 87F

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2004, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Engineer Battalion
  2003-2004, 1st Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2002 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1994-1997, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
January 29, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three Task Force All American soldiers were killed on Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, just east of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Killed were:


Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island.


Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky.


Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore.


The three soldiers were assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.


The incident is under investigation

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