Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Matthew D Bush

Matthew D Bush

Alton, Illinois

August 8, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Pvt

F Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Fort Hood, Texas

Camp Caldwell, Iraq.  A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing.
AP News

Matthew D. Bush and his sister had a friendly rivalry, so when 19-year-old Deann joined the Army last year, Matthew soon followed. Matthew Bush of East Alton, Ill., joined the Army in January and arrived in Iraq in mid-July from Fort Hood. He died Aug. 8 in Kirkush, Iraq, of what is believed to be a heat-related illness.

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