Friday, June 5, 2009

Ozarker killed in Afghanistan

A Springfield television station reports an explosion overseas Monday claimed the life of an Ozarks soldier.

The Army says Private First Class Matthew Wilson died while serving in Afghanistan.

Wilson is from Miller, Missouri and the news has shaken the small Lawrence County community.

Those who knew Private Wilson best say his loyalty was one of the things they remember most about the 19 year old. Not only his dedication to the country, but the dozens of people who helped mold him.

The students and teachers at Miller High School were hit hard this week. Their former student, classmate and friend, Private First Class Matthew Wilson was killed in the line of duty.

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