Army Sgt. Matthew D. Emery has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq's economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq's sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
Sgt. Emery, a psychological operations specialist, is normally assigned to the 346th Psychological Operations Company, Pittsburgh. He has nine years of military service.
He is the son of Dave R. Emery of Becks Run Road, and Gale S. Emery of Waterman Ave.
The sergeant graduated in the year 2000 from Baldwin High School.