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Matthew Attilai, PSC, Killed by IED in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 9, 2010

A Canadian man with connections to Upper Michigan has been killed in Afghanistan.

MARQUETTE COUNTY —
26-year-old Matthew Attilai was working security for a private contractor when he was killed by an IED.

He was on the Finland Calling program with his grandfather, George Koskimaki, who’s a World War II veteran and author.

Attilai followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army until 2009.

A memorial service is planned for this weekend at Faith Lutheran Church in Tilden Township.

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