Sep. 25, 1982 Lafayette Tippecanoe County Indiana, USA
Jan. 20, 2006, Iraq
Army Spc. Matthew C. Frantz, 23, of Lafayette, Indiana
Frantz died in Al Huwijah, Iraq on January 20, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Age: 23 Hometown: Lafayette, IN Date of Death: 1/20/2006 Incident Location: Al Huwijah, Iraq Branch of Military: Army Rank: Spc. Unit: 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Divis Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, KY
**A heartfelt thank you to Find A Grave contributor, Ruth Kay for fulfilling my photo request for Matthew Frantz's memorial marker. What a fitting tribute to honor this young American hero on the day our Nation celebrates it's independence.