Friday, June 15, 2007

Matt's Homecoming

Matt’s bags have been packed and he is scheduled to make the flight back to the United States on Friday. He will be flown in a medical-airplane that has beds and operates just like a hospital, but with wings! His wife and parents are being flown to San Antonio courtesy the Army to meet him. Please be praying for safe travel for all.

To leave Matt a message, click on the link below that shows how many comments have been made. You will be able to view all the messages and leave one of your own. Thank you!


Todd McCarthy said...

Our country enjoys the freedoms and prosperity we have because of heros like you Matt. While I have never had the honor of meeting you I am forever in your debt for the sacrifice have made for all of us. You are in our prayers each and everyday as is your family. My prayer for you is that you will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around you and know that he is with you ALWAYS!

God Bless you Matt!!!!

Todd & Todd McCarthy

Alicia said...


I work with your Uncle Jim and he has been keeping us updated on your progress. You and your family have been in my prayers this week. Thank you so much for serving our country. May God bless you and your family in the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

Matt and family,

I am an old friend of your sister Windy. I remember you as a little boy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the sacrafice you have made for us all. May you be blessed in the the coming months during your recovery.

Mary (Jackson) Schneck

Anonymous said...

I am a nieighbor of Jessica and wanted to express our deepest gratitudes and concern for you and your family during this time. You are in our thoughts and we wish you the best of luck in your return and healing process.

Jen and Chris Plotz

katie said...

You are a brave man! stay strong!

Becky&Bob said...

We love you, we are thinking about you every day, we are so very proud of you, but most of all, we want to wish you a huge THANK YOU and WELCOME HOME, soldier!
Becky & Bob

Jane & Kevin Barnhart, Zach, Sam & Chloe said...

Thank you so much for the sacrifice you made for our country. We are so very proud of you and are so pleased to welcome you back home. We'll be thinking about you and your family and you all will be in our prayers. We love you bunches! Hugs to all of you!

Brad Grandon said...


I am humbled and moved beyond measure when I hear stories of brave and courageous Americans like you. I shared this thought with David L-M: Christ taught us that there is no greater love than to offer your life for someone. Thank you for loving us, your countrymen, so much that you would offer your body for us. There is nothing I could ever do to demonstrate my sincere appreciation on behalf of my family and this proud nation. So I will simply ask God to bless your service and sacrifice by forever surrounding you with the same depth of love that you have displayed toward us.

God bless you and your family.


Loren & Jen Decker said...

Matt, We have been praying for you and for your family. We know your sister, Jessica, from church. Thank you for serving. You will remain in our prayers.

Kala said...

Thank you for your serivice, dedication, and sacrafice. I wish you the best of luck in your recovery.


A very grateful citizen of THE United States of America

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Our family, as well as many others from Holy Trinity School are praying for you daily.
The Brill Family
Lenexa, KS

Ann M. said...

Dear Matt,

You have been in our thoughts and prayers more than ever this week. Thank you for your service to our country, and we're so glad that you will be with your family very soon!
Much love,
Ann and Jim

Anonymous said...


Words, alone, cannot express our feelings right now. Just know that we love you very much and your entire and extended family is waiting, anxiously, for you to come home. We will be here for love and support.

Much love,
Annie and Greg

susan said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Welcome Home!
Love, your friend, Susan

marta said...

Matt, we are all praying and thinking of you in Wisconsin. Glad you are at Ft. Sam and getting the love of family near you.

Michael and Becky Pate said...

Greater love hath no man....

There are no words to express the depth of our gratitude and love. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Michael and Becky Pate

Leanne Chadwick said...

Dear Matt,

I hope I can bring a smile to your face of a very fond memory I have with you in it. Do you remember when I went camping with you and your dad at the river? You were little and we shared a tent. You talked all thru the night in your sleep! You and your family are such an important part of who I am today. I remember meeting you when you came home from Korea. what a fatty you were! There were many of us in the house that night, we all wanted to hold you and kiss you. It was so fun and exciting. Just think of us all holding and kissing you now, and we are all here for you in thoughts and prayers as you continue in the process of healing. I am thankful for the sacrifices you and all of those serving in our armed forces have made for us and those around the world who don't have the freedoms we take for granted on American soil. We love you, remember those hugs and kisses coming your way.

Love, Leanne Rost

Arthur said...


We've never met, but I have long heard about you from your sister Windy, who proudly shares her love for you with all the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the magnificent and awe-inspiring service you and your family give to our country. I will be thinking of you and wihing you well as you progress along the road to recovery!

Art Jaffe

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt!!! Hang in there buddy and make sure the therapists are nice to you. yes you do have me beat hand(s) down on our game we used to play. can't wait to see you walking again! Thanks for all you and your men have done so far. And for representing your family and our country with honor.

Take care!!! Anna Lisa

ANNICA said...

We have never met, but I am a friend of Becky's. I am in awe of you for putting your life in harms way to protect people like me and my family. Thank you! There are not words to express my appreciation! My family & I will keep you & your family in our prayers.

May God bless you!


Robert Kobler said...

Dear Matt,

By the grace of God, you are still with us, and we are thankful. You have stepped forward into the ranks of those who have given so much for our great country. I believe your sacrifice will give great meaning to you and your family and friends for the rest of your lives. My only regret is that I couldn't serve in this war with you. You have my greatest admiration, and I look forward to seeing you physically and mentally fit and sitting down for a good visit.


Robert Kobler

Anonymous said...

Whenever you get a chance to come home let me be the first in line to give you a hug honoring you with your purple hearts! I am your oldest sister's friend from KC and appreciate the commitment you and your buddies in the Army have given to bring a democracy and "peace" to Iraq. Know that God is with you every step of the way! God gave you strength to defend our country. He continues to stand by your side giving you stength as you recover in TX. Our prayers are with you and your family always!! love, nichole (newcomer) yannette and boys

Anonymous said...


I am a college friend of your sister Stacy.

You have displayed remarkable courage. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Theresa (Schneider) Fromm

ferrellc said...

While we have never met, I send all my wishes and prayers for your successful recovery. I work with your sister Windy and if you are anything like her, you have more than enough strength to carry you through this. I greatly appreciate your sacrifice in the name of peace and freedom and wish you all the best.

Cindy Ferrell

Anonymous said...


You have always been such an amazing person to me. Now, even more so. You will certainly be in my thoughts over the next days, weeks, months. And you can count on letters and love via the USPS as well!


Erica said...

I think about you everyday and i want you to know how proud I am of you. Over the years I have gotten to know a lot of military men and hands down (from the begining) you were one true soldier. You found your calling and went after it with no hesitation. I respect that so much. We will all be here for you when you get home and remember stay strong and here is to the red, white and blue!!!!!
Erica Lammers

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt,
One day this school year, your dad walked into my clasroom at HTS as we were saying our morning prayers. He added to our intercessions that it was your birthday, so he joined us in saying a special prayer for you on that day follwed by the Pledge of Alligence. He is very proud of you, as well as the rest of your family and your extended family at HTS. We will continue to pray for your wounds to heal and for God to watch over you through the days ahead. Thank you for all that you have done for my family and the USA,
Megan Jasperson and family
2nd grade teaacher at HTS

Anonymous said...


Your attitude and focus always kept me going when we served together in 4-31. Jenni and I are praying for your quick recovery. Know that you can always call or email me if you ever want to talk about anything. Heal up, spend time with your family and drop me a line when you're ready.

Clint Hall

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt,
My wife and I attended a rosary for you last Thursday at Holy Trinity. We pray and hope that the prayers from our community will help you recover quickly and that your heart and soul will also make a complete recovery.
We will pray the rosary for you each and every Thursday.
Ouor son R.K. sneds his best and totally respects you as we do as a TRUE AMERICAN HERO.
Thank you for your service to our country.
Robert and Linda Gamache, Olathe KS
Holy Trinity

Robert said...

Hi Matt,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a ture HERO. PLEASE let us know when we can help. We love you and will pray for you daily.
Your cousin Brooke
Bob,Lexi,and Ellie Peery

Colleen said...

Matt -

I have the honor of working with your sister Wendy and want you to know that I and my family will pray for you daily and will put your name in our prayer book at church. Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment to our country. Your faith, family, strength and courage will get you through this time. Know that we are all behind you in our thoughts and prayers.

Colleen Reuland

Shaunna Rogers said...

Hey Matt,
My name is Shaunna Rogers. We went to high school together, remember me? I heard you were finally back in the states and I wanted to wish you well. Know that this too shall pass. You are in my prayers...

Anonymous said...

We have anxiously awaited your return to the U.S. The Community of St. Ann in Prairie Village is also praying for your recovery and rehabilitation. We will pray for you and your surgery tomorrow.
Your family is dear to the St. Ann Community. You are a true hero
and we thank you.
Jeannine Herrera

Cousin Wendy said...

Dear Lammers Family,

You are all an amazing family and an inspiration. I'm holding you in my heart and will be eager to follow your progress,Matt which can't help but be remarkable with such loving support being showered on you.

Cousin Wendy

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt,

I knew your dad and mom when your dad was principal at St. Ann, in Prairie Village and you were just an infant, how time passes. We just want you to know that you, your entire family and medical teams are in our daily thoughts and prayers as you regain your health in the coming months. We are very proud of you for serving our country and protecting our freedom. May the hands of Christ carry you at this time and keep you in his loving arms. God Bless you and give you strength.

Barb & Dave Aziere

Anonymous said...

"Cousins" Beth and Jon are sending up many, many prayers of thanksgiving for your great service to our country. And we keep you and your family in our hearts during your surgeries and recuperation.

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt...
Thank you for your incredible sacrifice. Men like you will always be an inspiration to the rest of us. Men who place themselves in harms way to protect others. My family's prayers are with you.

Welcome home soldier!

Curt and Jeanne Wichman

~grant & jessica said...


We were forwarded an email from my dad who had recieved it from friends at westside requesting prayer for you, your family, and your upcoming surgeries. He sent it to us because we too are in currently in the army (i say we, i mean, my husband...but sometimes it feels like we both are. :)). My husband is currently in 1AD, 2BCT 2-6 IN and we are stationed in Baumholder, Germany. We just want you to know that we are praying for you and your family and are so thankful that your surgeries have been going well and, most importantly, that you are ALIVE! Tessa, if you are reading this, from one army wife to another, i am praying for strength, courage and peace for you, sister!!

Blessings Lammers family!!
~grant and jessica flynn

HT Olathe Macs said...

Sgt. Matt,

God often looks at our 'project plan' and laughs as He plugs us into His. You answered a call to service, not knowing the details of His plan. Wow! How many are inspired by your faithful service, your positive attitude, and your love of God and country? Very Many.

Thursday's Peace Rosary at Holy Trinity had to be moved from the Old Stone Chapel to the main Church because of the vast number of people coming to pray for peace, and for you.

May all medical procedures succeed, all care providers be blessed abundantly, and all our military servants be graced as you are graced, with ", hope and love...and the greatest of these is love." Thank you!

God Bless and keep you smiling,

Carmela & Harry McAleavy and Family

Anonymous said...

"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."

Mignon McLaughlin


Your bravery and courage are an inspiration! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin your journey of recovery.

Melissa, Hannah & Sam

Sgt. Joshua May said...

Its me, May, your old driver from your first deployment. I'm so sorry to hear about what has happened to you. I'm afraid i havent had the internet for about 2 months and just found out. Allan and Buck sent had sent me a msg and also game me this website to contact you. My prayers are with you and your family always. I know it may sound corny, but your the best damn soldier i've ever known, and a great friend. I hope God continues to watch over you and your family. I talked to mullett today, and when we get back, we'd like to visit. I hope i can be atleast half the soldier and man that you are. Also if you can email me sometime, my email is, i dont ever get on my AKO. I'll continue to pray for you.

Sgt. Joshua May

p.s. I have a pic of you and me outside the liberty px eating BK. Sgt. Littrel took it. Remember that?

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt:

Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our freedoms. I am humbled by you and the others who serve with you to secure us.

I've been praying for you this morning (6/19) as your Doctors work to close your wounds. I'm also praying for Tessa as she stands with you.

Thank you for your strong testimony. Keep the faith, grow in grace and live to show others the way. God's richest blessings to you and your brave wife and wonderful family.

Frank Mall

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers every day. Thank you so much for your service to our country and your sacrifices. Please let us know what we can do for you. May God be with you and ease your pain.
Thanks HERO!
Luke and Ashley Rhode

Anonymous said...

Hey brtoher it is great to hear that you are doing well. I will miss having you in sector i always looked forward to running into you at Falcon or the JSS. My prayers are with you and your family. You are a great NCO and I thank you for passing your knowledge to me you are a hero and a great friend of mine. Take care and i look forward to seeing you stateside.

PFC Anderson

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of teaching at St. Ann when your dad was the principal. I remember meeting you at a faculty get-together at your house. I want you to know that many, many prayers will be said for you and for your fammily. God Bless You.

Kelly Heintzelman

denise said...

Hello Matt, My name is Denise. I am the secretary @ St. Anthony's Church in Bryan, where Amy goes. She is also the nurse for my doctor.
I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you. Thank you for serving your country and protecting all of us.
I have added your name to our prayer list. Please continue recovering. Maybe when you are out, you will come to Bryan and visit our Church. Our Pastor, Father Lee, was born in Seoul, too.
You will be in my prayers. God Bless you, Denise

Sybil Smith said...

Dear Matt,
You don't know me at all, but my cousin Lyle Savant is serving in Iraq right now. His wife sent me your blog site with a message to pray for you and your family. Please know that I am praying for you and that you will be much in my thoughts in the days to come. I also will pray for your wife and girls. You are a hero Matt! Thank you so much for being willing to go and fight for my freedom. The days ahead probably won't be easy, but my gradaddy always told me that hard does not mean imposssible. I have learned that is true and that God can give you strength when you run out.
God Bless you and yours,
Sybil C. Smith

Anonymous said...

Matt- Thank you so much for helping make our freedom possible. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God bless you and make you strong. Your looking very well. I am so proud of you. Forever in your debt.

Andrea Buntemeyer

Anonymous said...


What you've done for us and our country will never be forgotten. Thank you so much! You are a very courageous individual. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you a VERY speedy recovery.

Tabitha Gilner

Kristy said...

I want to wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you know many people are praying for you. I work with your Mother and know that she is proud of you and the sacrifices you have made to fight for our freedom. May God bless you and your family! Stay strong and never give up the fight!
God Bless,
Kristy Winter

Kristy said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I work with your mother and I know that she is so proud of you. Stay strong and it will all work out. You are a hero!
God Bless,
Kristy Winter