Georgia Marine killed in Afghanistan

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RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — The Defense Department is confirming that a 29-year-old Marine from southeast Georgia has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said today that Capt. Matthew C. Freeman, of Richmond Hill, died Friday while supporting combat operations in the Kapisa province. Richmond Hill is about 20 miles southwest of Savannah.

Freeman was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan.

Freeman's father, Gary, told the Savannah Morning News that his son was a proud Marine and patriot.

Freeman graduated from Richmond Hill High School and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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KSL
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KSL 08/09/09 - 01:44 pm
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I don't know how to express

I don't know how to express my condolences to the extent that I feel them. My thoughts are with you.

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GO_BAMA_2010_ROLL_TIDE 08/09/09 - 03:00 pm
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Another brother gone. Semper

Another brother gone. Semper Fi brother and may God be with his family

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YellowHammer 08/09/09 - 03:03 pm
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"It is foolish and wrong to

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived". George S. Patton. May God Bless those left behind.

lowellbrown
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lowellbrown 08/09/09 - 05:08 pm
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It is truly humbling that the

It is truly humbling that the best of a generation die most bravely.

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nofrills 08/09/09 - 05:26 pm
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Words can't begin to express

Words can't begin to express my sadness for this young man. I can only thank him and his family for protecting me as I sleep. I thank him for the freedoms I enjoy everyday and I ask god to please take care of him now.

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GEN. JACKSON 08/09/09 - 06:33 pm
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God bless

God bless

reesiecup
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reesiecup 08/09/09 - 06:54 pm
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God bless his family. He is a

God bless his family. He is a true American hero, he gave his life so that others remain free. God rest his soul.

happydazerhereagain
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happydazerhereagain 08/09/09 - 06:58 pm
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Oh no..

Oh no..

Jillian
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Jillian 08/09/09 - 09:03 pm
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Our prayers are with the

Our prayers are with the family....as the mom of a Marine I know full well the sacrifices our Military men and women make every single day. May God give you strength. These Marine's are truly heroes.

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anotherday 08/09/09 - 09:37 pm
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A true American hero. My he

A true American hero. My he rest in peace and may God Bless his family and fellow Marines.

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peace4784 08/09/09 - 11:39 pm
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Who are you praying to. God
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Who are you praying to. God killed him since God is always in control. Face it. The Lord gives life. The Lord takes life. God will eventually kill us all by some means.

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