Lexington Park Man Dies as Result of IED in Iraq - Southern Maryland Headline News

Lexington Park Man Dies as Result of IED in Iraq

Matthew Wallace of Lexington Park was seriously injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Iraq on Sunday. Mr. Wallace is a member of the U.S. Army. Wallace suffered significant burns as a result of the explosion. According to a BLOG that is being maintained by members of his family’s church, the Patuxent River Assembly of God (PRAG), doctors don’t expect Wallace to survive his injuries. His family was scheduled to leave for Germany on Thursday. According to the BLOG, they “hope for the opportunity to say goodbye in person.”

The church is asking all that are so inclined to pray for Mr. Wallace and his family.

The BLOG with Mr. Wallace’s status can be found at http://mattwallace.pragnet.org/ . You can also find more information on Mr. Wallace at http://thejhatfields.org/blog/2006/07/17/196 .

UPDATE 21-JULY-2006: Mr Wallace passed away this morning in Germany with his family at his side. The family made the decision to remove him from life support.

Friends and concerned citizens are invited to express your thoughts about Matthew.

UPDATE: 22-JULY-2006:  Official U.S. Army announcement released today:

Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace, 22, of Lexington Park, Md., died on July 21, 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 Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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