Funeral Held For Gulf Coast Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

November 29, 2011

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Gulf Coast soldier killed in Afghanistan on November 16.

The funeral for Army Pfc. Matthew Colin, 22, of Navarre was held at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Burial followed at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered flags in Santa Rosa County and at the state capitol to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Colin.

Colin was killed on patrol by a roadside bomb near Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was a 2007 graduate of Navarre High School.


6 Responses to “Funeral Held For Gulf Coast Soldier Killed In Afghanistan”

  1. Devin Robinson on December 1st, 2011 9:23 pm

    Thank You to such a young, brave man! My sympathy goes out to his family in their time of loss. I was in Kandahar back in 09-10, and it’s such a shame to hear of our fallen hero’s, but also an honor as a fellow Vet myself.

  2. Mickey Powell on December 1st, 2011 6:43 am

    Rest in peace Sir.
    All gave some and some gave all. You and your fellow Veterans have served well.

    Mickey Powell

  3. K on November 30th, 2011 4:14 pm

    So young…. such a shame… prayers for the family and friends of this brave hero. God Bless.

  4. katie on November 30th, 2011 1:25 pm

    My prayers and sympathy go’s out to the Colin family. theres just not enough words!

  5. Karen Mudd on November 30th, 2011 7:49 am

    My heart is so heavy for your sorrow. I wll keep you and your family in my prayers. My son is in Afghanistan now. I know the daily dangers. He is also in the army. 172nd out of Germany. Sending prayers from Texas.

  6. 429SCJ on November 29th, 2011 10:50 am

    He looks so very young. I hope Mr Obama will give those heathens, the coup de grace and soon. My prayers to PFCs Colins family.