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All American Awards and Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Matt Brinker

Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 12:09 AM

Posted by exploreClarion

Matthew BrinkerMatt Brinker served our country in the United States Marines Corps and the United States Navy.

Name: Matthew Paul Brinker

Born: February 13, 1982

Died: July 20, 2018

Hometown: Hawthorn, PA

Branch: United States Marines Corps & United States Navy

Matt graduated from Redbank Valley High School in 2000.

Matt served his country as a scout sniper for four years and five months in the Marine Corps with one deployment to Afghanistan and two to Iraq.

He then moved to the Navy, where he successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUD/S) training and became a SEAL. Matt served six years and seven months as a SEAL, with one national tasking deployment. He was one of the highest trained and capable snipers in the Navy and the Marines.

He received two combat action ribbons, an Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, two Iraq Campaign Ribbons and was an expert rifleman and pistol expert.

He was a member of the Walter W. Craig Post 354 of New Bethlehem American Legion.

Following his funeral at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, Matt received full military honors.

He was laid to rest in the Hawthorn Cemetery.

Click here to view a full obituary.


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All American Awards and Engraving is located on Route 322 in Shippenville. The company specializes in Embroidery, Screen Printing, all kinds of awards, trophies, engraving, unique gifts and more. As the company motto says, We can put “Almost Anything on Almost Everything”. 

They can be found online at, by calling toll free 1-877-402-9273 and ask for Jim Carroll, or visit them here

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