Capt. Matthew Nielson - July 20, 2011
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on Sunday July 10, 2011, for Army Captain Matthew G. Nielson at the Greene County Community Center, Jefferson, Iowa. An internment ceremony followed at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.
Capt. Nielson, 27, of Jefferson, died from wounds suffered in an indirect fire attack June 29, 2011, while deployed to Iraq for Operation New Dawn. Capt. Nielson was assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment Ft. Hood, Texas.
Memorials may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, Iowa 50129.