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Matthew Ryan "Big Slick" Soper

Jackson, Michigan

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SOPER, SGT. MATTHEW RYAN "BIG SLICK" — A member of the Michigan Army National Guard 1461st Transportation Company who was killed in action on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in Baji, Iraq. Matthew was our son, our brother, our friend, our hero. He was the "light" of his family and a part of a chain...

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For me it's been a long time of pain and struggle and denial and regret may God bless you Sergeant Matthew Ryan soper I will always love you my good brother may God be with you and your family

Spc J Davis

Still missing, honoring and loving our HeroHearts are heavy as Memorial Day approaches, and soon it will be 11 years since God called our Matthew home... every day a prayer is said, every day our hearts are still heavyAll military that have given the ultimate sacrifice will be remembered, and all those that protect our Country will be honored and respected. Our Matthew is forever loved❤❤

Still reminded almost daily that people have not forgotten your sacrifice. Miss you always.

Matthew is heavy on my heart today, what is crazy is I didn't get an opportunity to know him but felt so MANY mixed emotions in reading about him and all he endured doing what he was passionate to the core about....defending our country for OUR freedom! There will NEVER be enough words to express my thanks from the deepest part of my heart! My heart has been with his family the many times he randomly comes to my mind. I am a mother to two young sons ages 19 and 22. My younger son is currently...

Matthew was part of a family that is very special to me. I really cannot explain how deeply the family's loss of this brave man an affected me .... it is so tragic. I will always keep his family in my prayers.

I only knew you for a little while. Took care of you a few times. You are greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers for the Soper family. All of you made me feel like part of our family. Love you all.

Sending heartfelt thoughts to your family Matt as another year goes by that you are no longer with us. You are a true hero. You will always be missed but, never forgotten. Happy Birthday and continue to fly high with the Angels

Matthew is heavy on my heart today, what is crazy is I didn't get an opportunity to know him but felt so MANY mixed emotions in reading about him and all he endured doing what he was passionate to the core about....defending our country for OUR freedom! There will NEVER be enough words to express my thanks from the deepest part of my heart! My heart has been with his family the many times he randomly comes to my mind. I am a mother to two young sons ages 19 and 22. My younger son is currently...