Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rest your oars Shipmate - We will not forget your service to our great Navy and nation

Matthew O'Bryant graduated from Theodore High School in 2004 as a full cadet colonel in the Army Junior ROTC. In 2007, he joined the Navy and became a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM).

Petty Officer Matthew O’Bryant and his wife of two years, Bridgette, whom he met at a youth revival in high school, moved to Fort Meade, Md., where he was stationed.

In 2008, he was in Islamabad, Pakistan, where there had been a bombing at the Marriott Hotel on September 20, 2008. Barbara and Tommy O’Bryant were notified the next morning that their 22-year-old son was killed in the bombing. His funeral service was September 29, 2008 at Calvary Assembly of God in Mobile where he attended church growing up and worked with the children’s church. He is buried at Serenity Memorial Gardens in Theodore, Alabama.


Anonymous said...

Mike, thanks for the reminder. I appreciate it and I am extremely indebted to this young man and his family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service Shipmate. Never forgotten. Mike, thanks for keeping these very important people fresh in our minds.

GO said...

Captain, thanks for posting this. PO Bryant was part of a team who relieved myself and a few others out there shortly before the bombings. The mission he was working was extremely critical and not a day goes by when I don't think of the ultimate sacrifice he endured for his country. My thoughts and prayers stay with our Shipmates family.

Robert Maguire said...

RIP, shipmate.

Anonymous said...

I thank you for your service, Shipmate. May you rest in peace.