Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Matthew M. Murchison dies 'of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device'

A roadside bomb in Baghdad has killed a Missouri soldier, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Killed by the blast on Saturday was Pfc. Matthew M. Murchison, 21, of Independence. He was in a vehicle when the bomb went off, the Pentagon said.

Murchison served with the 720th Military Police Battalion's 127th MP Company. The unit's home station is in Hanau, Germany.

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch