April 09, 2007

Where is Matt Maupin

Three years ago today, terrorists kidnapped Private First Class Keith "Matt" Maupin during a convoy attack near Baghdad.

He was seen alive on one videotape, reported killed on another, but no one can be sure. Matt is not considered "missing in action" and he's not considered a "prisoner of war" either. There is no Geneva convention to protect Matt, no one knows if he is being well treated or is even alive. No one knows the who or what of those behind the kidnapping, the "Persistent Power Against the Enemies of God and the Prophet."

Matt Maupin

Pfc. Keith Matthew Maupin

MIA since April 9, 2004.
You are not forgotten!

Keith "Matt" Maupin has simply disappeared, but the Army presumes he is still alive and promoted Matt to Sargeant last year. His memory lives on in his hometown of Batavia, and I have not forgotten Matt either, he is one of our nation's best and brightest, and I'm praying for his safe return.

Please, take a moment today, visit the Yellow Ribbon Support Center (Matt's parents' website), sign the guestbook, and let his family know that you care.

Others who remember Matt:

Blue Star Chronicles; Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys; Rhymes with Right; A Soldier's Mind; Sunday Morning Coffee; Tanker Brothers; The Two Malcontents; Utechblog; Ladman's Chinese Takeout; AF Sister; and Cop the Truth.

The Ohio Chapter of Rolling Thunder is sponsoring the "Matt Maupin Scholorship Fund" on April 14, 2007, more info is here, and yes, you can donate.

Cross-posted at Something... and Half of Something

Posted by LindaSoG at April 9, 2007 01:54 PM