Thursday, September 20, 2012

2008 - Fallen Crypologic Community Shipmate - CTM3 Matthew J. O'Bryant

Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM) Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O'Bryant, 22, of Duluth, Georgia, left this earth on September 20, 2008 in the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. Matthew was a valued member of the Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Rear Admiral William Leigher (OPNAV N3IO) had the sad but proud responsibility to meet this young man's remains in Dover, Delaware as he returned to American soil.

Our deepest sympathies and debt of unbounded gratitude go out to this patriot's family. This Sailor now 'rests his oars'. He has given this great Navy and our country the gift of his unselfish service and his life.  

We are forever in your debt Shipmate.

Rest easy, your Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland Shipmates have the watch.

Four years have passed.  We will not forget our duty to remember you and your service.

You can read more about Matt HERE on the National Security Agency tribute page on the Cryptologic Memorial Wall.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Fair winds, Matt. We miss you buddy.