Ammerman, Matthew Ryan, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18E-Special Forces Communications Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2013-2014, 18E, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group
Service Years
2004 - 2014
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Special Forces

Staff Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Dec 03, 2014
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Hamilton Memorial Park - Noblesville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2014, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Special Forces

 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne)3rd Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment
Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  2004-2011, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  2004-2011, 11B10, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne)
  2011-2012, 3rd Infantry Division
  2011-2012, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment
  2012-2013, 11B10, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  2013-2014, 18E, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2006-2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2009-2010 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PRESS RELEASE: SF Soldier dies in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Dec. 5, 2014) - Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman, a native of Noblesville, Ind., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) when he died Dec. 3, 2014, as a result of wounds received in combat.
‚??Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman was an exceptional Soldier in all regards. He showed himself to be a standout shortly after arrival in the unit and his efforts have made an impact on his unit and our mission. We, as a nation, are fortunate to have men like Matt,‚?? said Lt. Col. Tommy Stoner, commander of the 7th SFG (A)‚??s 3rd Battalion. ‚??He not only represented what we should all aspire to be, but he lived it. His loss is a great blow and he will be missed and mourned by this unit. Our focus will be supporting his family in any way possible and ensuring that they are taken care of during this difficult process.‚??
Ammerman joined the Army in July 2004, attending basic and advanced individual training as well as the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Battalion (Airborne) based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, as an anti-armor specialist. Ammerman deployed twice with the unit, once to Iraq in 2006 for 14 months, and later to Afghanistan in 2009 for 12 months, serving as an assistant gunner, fire team leader and squad leader.
In May of 2011, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment based at Fort Stewart, Ga. and served as a senior sniper and squad leader with the battalion.
He volunteered for Special Forces in 2012, graduated in 2013 as a Special Forces communications sergeant and was assigned to 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A) in July,2014. He deployed in late fall of 2014 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ammerman‚??s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.
He was also the recipient of the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.

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