SSGT Matthew A. Pucino, 2/20 SFG(A)


SOF Support
Sep 8, 2006
Blue Skies. Archive/2009/November/091124-03.html

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov 24, 2009) — A U.S. Army Special Forces National Guard Soldier was killed Nov. 23 as a result of an improvised explosive device strike to his all-terrain vehicle, while conducting a combat patrol in the vicinity of Pashay Kala, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, 34, was fatally wounded when he encountered an IED in the course of conducting a routine patrol. He was a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha intelligence sergeant assigned to, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of MA.

Pucino is survived by his spouse Crystal Pucino of Clarksville Tenn., parents Albert and Kathryn Pucino of Orlando Fla., and sister Lisa Haglof of Sagamore, Mass.
Rest easy SSGT Pucino. Your watch is over.

Thank you for your dedicated service and your ultimate sacrifice to our great nation.

Prayers out to his brothers with 20th SFG (A) and his family. :(