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SFC Christopher M. Poer


Sergeant First Class Christopher Matthew “Matt” Poer 46, of Rhode Island and formerly of New Castle, Indiana died of cardiac arrest while in Elizabeth, Colorado on April 12, 2018. He was born September 4, 1971 in New Castle, Indiana.

Matt was a 1990 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School where he played football. He then went on and attended Ball State University and later received his Master’s Degree from Framingham State University.

Matt’s military career was a combination of service in the Active Army and the Rhode Island National Guard.  He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Iraq.  He also served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, RIARNG.  He was deployed to Afghanistan.  He earned the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab and the Parachutist Badge.  He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star Medal for Valor as well as many other awards. He retired in 2015.

Matt is survived by his children, Makensie Jane and Gavin Matthew; parents, Doug and Sherry Poer of New Castle; sister, Ashley Poer of Florida; maternal grandmother, Betty Cline of New Castle; paternal grandmother, Jean Poer of New Castle; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Matt is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 55, Grave 3915.

SSG Adam C. Roy


Staff Sergeant Adam C. Roy, 31 ended his battle with PTSD on August 27th, 2018.  Adam served in the US Army from 2005 to 2013.  He transferred into Company A, 2nd Bn, 19th SF Group, RIARNG from the Vermont National Guard in 2006 and completed selection one week prior to his 19th birthday in June, 2006.

Adam became qualified as a Communications Specialist upon completing the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2008.  He served on two combat deployments; to OEF-Afghanistan in 2008-2009 and to OIF-Iraq in 2011.  Adam left the service after his 8th year of enlistment.  He will forever be remembered for his hard work, quick wit, and extraordinary sense of humor. 

Adam’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal, OEF Campaign Medal, OEF Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and parachute badge.  

Adam worked construction, which was both his passion and his employment.  He is survived by his children, Calli Elizabeth Roy, age 9 and Colton Henry Roy, age 5, his parents Will and Daneen (Holland) Roy, and his siblings Asa, Tessa, and Randi.

Adam will be buried with full Military Honors in Arlington National Cemetery in the Fall of 2018

SGT Stephen E. Worthington


Sergeant Stephen Eric Worthington, 22, of Attleboro Falls, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Born on January 19, 1996 in Arlington, VA, he was the beloved son of Eric A. Worthington and Barbara L. (Kaufman) Worthington of Attleboro Falls.

A graduate of North Attleboro High School, Class of 2014, he received his Associate Degree from Bristol Community College. He was employed as a Cardiac EMT for Alert Ambulance Service. He was a true Star Wars enthusiast. His smile and love of life will forever be remembered by those who knew and loved him.

In 2014 he enlisted in the US Army Reserve.  He received his Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  He completed the Healthcare Specialist Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  In August 2017, he enlisted in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) RIARNG as a Special Forces Candidate.  He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant and awarded the Army Achievement Medal.

In addition to his parents, he leaves his dear siblings: Joel N. Worthington of Attleboro Falls; Michael A. Worthington and his wife, Nicole J. (Jimenez) Worthington, of Cambridge, MA; Neal E. Worthington of Attleboro Falls; and Joy A. Worthington of Attleboro Falls. He leaves his paternal grandmother, Frances I. Worthington, of Oxford, MA, his aunts, uncles, and cousins