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Horn Matthew Christopher "Hollywood" Horn (SGT USMC Ret.) age 33, passed suddenly on Thursday July 30, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. The treasured son of Brent and Jeni Horn of Columbus, Ohio, Matthew went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He is preceded in death by grandparents Fred and Maude Eichenlaub, Portsmouth, Ohio and grandfather Larry Horn, Somerset, Ohio. He is also survived by sisters, Rebecca (Corporal Jacob) Gannaway, and nephew, Micah, Quantico, Virginia and Carli Glenn, Columbus; younger brother, Jacob Eichenlaub, Columbus; grandmother, Dorothy Horn, Somerset, OH; fiancé, Angela Vince, Jacksonville, FL; and many other relatives, and numerous friends. Matthew graduated from Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education and Vocational School in Columbus in 2001 prepared to attend college and study photography. Matthew went onto graduate from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, 2003 and SOI 2004. He also completed 16 additional training courses through the Marine Corps Institute. He was currently part of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) in Jacksonville, FL, where he was attending Florida State University. He was selected in July as a Sentinel of Freedom wounded hero to attend Florida State University. He also studied languages at North Carolina Costal College. He was the Sergeant at Arms at the Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society, Jacksonville, FL. Matthew was a decorated combat infantryman with the United States Marine Corps having served his country at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), and two Tours of Duty in Iraq. He earned a Purple Heart for wounds received in action in January 2007 from enemy fire. He received the Combat Action Ribbon, Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star, Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, and numerous other military awards. Matthew was a warrior who was tender, helpful, gentle, kind and of a compassionate demeanor. He touched the hearts of all who knew him. He loved God. He loved family. He loved children. He loved his country. He loved. He was an American Hero. Matthew was a member of Redeemer Church (ROC) at 1850 Courtright Rd. and attended Vineyard Church on Cooper Rd. in Columbus. Matthew was a Christian loved by family and friends and well-liked by everyone. Funeral service will be held at Redeemer on Courtright (ROC), 1850 Courtright Rd., Columbus, OH. Visitation hours are Thursday, August 13, 7-9 p.m. at the church and one hour before service begin at 11 a.m. Friday, August, 14 2015. Burial following the services at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus. Gary Larson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Park, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 or to Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society, PO Box 28188, Jacksonville, FL 32226. EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43227 is providing funeral arrangements. www.evansfuneralhome.net

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 13, 2015
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