Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace

22, of Lexington Park, Maryland.
Wallace died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 16. Wallace was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 21, 2006.

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"" I meet Matt when I was 20 yrs old we clicked from the begging. I remember the day he open my car coolant cap right on my face and burned me I was so mad but now I think about it and it was a great moment, when he put me on a triangle choke and I turned purple but we always laughted about that, every time he came to my moms eat the food and past out on the couch, god I remember like it was yesterday. But one day I got a Red Cross message that Wally was on his way back to the USA but not for a goods reason my heart stopped I couldn't breath, speak, or move. Ever since that day I miss him though of him and looked at a pic of him and I know that when I talk to him he is listening. I will always love you, you will be with me till the day I see you again :)"
Robie Machado of Austin, TX

"I have pictures of a few of those who have posted in my file that came back with matthews camera. I am his baby sister. This has been such an encouragement! God bless all of you!"
Micah Periman(wallace) of lex park md

"To the family of:Matthew P. Wallace
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"Hello, I am not sure if anyone will get this. I am army Chief Warrant Officer Two Karry Bouvard, and although I never met Matthew, I read a story about him when I was in Iraq in 2006. I ordered a memorial bracelet with his information on it and have been wearing it ever since. It has not come off my wrist in the 6 years I have had it. I have been honored to wear it all over the word, even back to Iraq. I was looking at it tonight and started thinking i would like to do something with it. It is worn and faded but I would like to send it to his family if they would like to have it. I can be contacted at karrybouvard@yahoo.com if this reaches Matthew's people. Respectfully."
Karry Bouvard of Honolulu, HI

"I met Matt when we were in high school back when he still had long hair. I remember the first time I saw it shaved I almost did recognize him. I knew that first day standing outside the lunch room there was something special about him. He always had a way to make even the darkest of days seem brighter. He was always so full of life and he was always there when you needed him. we always kept in touch but he had this way of just showing up randomly at exactly the right moment. i spoke with him a few days before the incident, he seemed so down I promised him I would come back to see him when he got home but we never got that chance. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him, that I don't miss him. I love you Matt, I always did and I always will."
of Lexington Park, MD

"i knew matt for my first 2 years in the army. he was one of my best friends and i miss him every day. its been 5 years since i lost my brother, and every day is just as bad as the last without him. he was one of those people that you meet and will never forget. he was so full of life and would never leave you when you were down. he died doing what he always wanted to do. i know that in my heart. this year in december i will make the trip from fort bragg to see my brother. it'll be the first time i can finally do it. not because of the trip, but because i can finally bring myself to say goodbye. i plan to be there december 27 which is his birthday. i love you my brother. be at peace...i'll see you at the green"
SSG Jeremiah Heine of Ft. Bragg, NC

"hey wallace is was just writing you to let you know that it is the 16th of July. You are in my prayers and always will be. Love you bro and see you soon."
robert jeter of el reno, ok

"I was Matthew's roomate in Iraq and everyday I wake up I thank him for what he did for this country. Wallace made me a better person in life and i will always be indebted to him"
robert jeter of chickasha, ok

"To Jess, and Matt's family, loved ones and friends. I never met Matt, but I will never forget him and his comrades and their sacrifice. My Memorial Day is dedicate to them."
John Condray of Washington, DC

"Dear Wallace Family-It's April, '09, and I just want you to know I still think of your son often. My son, Spc. Vincent Sakos was with him in Iraq and there the day he got wounded. Memorial Day is not just "a day off" for me. I think of Matt and Jason all year long, but especially on that day. Vince is still with the 1-10 CAV, and on his 2ed tour of Iraq right now. Anyway, my wife's brother lives an hour or so north of you, and hopefully, we will meet sometime. Sincerly, Christopher V. Sakos"
Christopher V. Sakos of Hampton, NJ

"July 15, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace:
Matthew gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ready And Forward"(10th Cav Motto)"

"The sacrifice you made to protect us will never be forgotten. I know you are you sister's hero and if I had the chance to get to know you better, I know I would look up to you in the same way. Even though you are gone from this world, there is still a part of you here. In every blade of grass and breath of air, in every inch of countryside and every floor of every skyscraper, what you did holds them secure. You showed the greatest act of love towards not just your family, but all of us here. And for that, I will always remember.

“For there is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for a brother”"
Christopher Parish of Lexington Park, MD, USA

"Thank you Matthew Wallace, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Matthew Wallace:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Matthew for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Matthew Wallace:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Matthew, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on