LEADVILLE, CO, U.S.A.
PFC, F CO, 215TH BDE SUPPORT BN, 1ST CAVALRY DIV, FORT HOOD, TX.
10/09/2008, FORT HOOD, TX, U.S.A.
PFC Matthew A. Sandberg, 20, the beloved son of parents, Rick and Melody V. Sandberg, Sr. of Port Wentworth, GA and mother, Pamela England of Knoxville, TN. Matthew was killed in an accident at Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, October 9, 2008.
Matthew was born on December 18, 1987 in Longmont, CO. He attended Outward Bound in Colorado and Job Corps in Darby, MT. He attended Full Circle Lake County and was a member of Boogie Down Productions. He graduated from Lake County High School in 2007 through the Colorado Mountain College DOOR Program. Matthew was an amateur mycologist. He enjoyed snow boarding, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, basketball, and football. He attended St. George Episcopal Church.
Matthew enlisted in the United States Army on October 11, 2007 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He completed his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, TX as a Transportation Specialist. He was assigned to F Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, TX. He Was serving in the Army at the time of his death.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Jamie Rintala; grandparents, Rose Siefkin and LTC Robert H. McGinnis (USAF Ret) and Laurie K. McGinnis.
He is survived by his parents and mother; two brothers, Mineman 2nd Class U.S. Navy Rick, Jr. and Jason; three sisters, Michelle, Jeanette Frye and Janie Rintala; brother-in-law, Matthew Frye ; fiancé, Tabatha Ames ; his grandparents, Wilma and Alan Votta and David Siefkin; aunt, Erin Greene, and cousin Nathaniel Greene.
A memorial service was conducted at St. George Episcopal Church, Leadville, CO on Tuesday, October 14th at 5 p.m.