Matthew A. Pucino

Age: 34
Branch: Army National Guard
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Maryland Army National Guard
Station: Glen Arm, MD

Killed in Action: November 23, 2009
Location: Pashay Kala, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Family: He is survived by his parents, Albert and Kathryn; two sisters, Lisa Haglof and Melissa Pucino; and a niece and three nephews.