SSG Joshua Paul Mattero was killed on 24 July 2007. SSG Mattero was assigned to the 749th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 63rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Support Command (CBRNE). SSG Mattero died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device he was attempting to neutralize detonated in Ba`qubah – Diyala, Iraq. SSG Mattero received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals posthumously.
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