Mathew G Fazzari

WALLA WALLA, WA, US

U.S. Army

1LT,TROOP F, 1ST SQD, 17TH CAV REG, 82ND CAB, FORT BRAGG, NC

06/06/2012, GHAZNI FST, AFGHANISTAN


Gonzaga University ROTC leaders explained that 1st LT. Mathew G. Fazzari, a 2010 graduate, showed a knack for leadership during his time at the university. He did not eagerly seek the spotlight, but he was always willing to jump up and lead,” Lieutenant Colonel Gregory K. Jacobsen said. As news of Matthew’s death spread around the tight-knit Gonzaga ROTC community, “what’s really becoming clear is the impact he’s had on these young cadets.” Matthew graduated from DeSalles Catholic High School in Walla Walla in 2005 before enrolling at Gonzaga University.

Family and friends added that Matthew was a determined person who was dedicated to his wife and kids. Matthew leaves behind his wife, Tovah, and his two young children. As the official procession made it’s way down to Main Street, the route was lined with people. Most residents were given the time off work to be able to come down and pay their respects. It’s a community where everyone knows each other and are very aware of the pain of loss felt by family and friends.

We few, we happy few, we ‘Eternal’ Band of Brothers… Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May He, Through Your Mercy And Grace, Rest In Peace… Amen…

Mathew’s portrait is also on Poster 15