20 year old Private First Class Keith Matthew Maupin was captured on April 9, 2004 during an ambush on a convoy in which he was driving a supply truck. I was serving my first tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have thought of and prayed for Staff Sergeant Maupin often since then. Always hoping against hope that he would be found alive. I am deeply saddened to read that his remains have been found, identified by DNA (the story is here and here).
You’ll be home soon, Staff Sergeant, mission complete.
I hope that his parents find peace.
[posted with ecto]