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Matthew Goulart

Age: 28

Rank: Sergeant

Branch of service: Army

Hometown: Modesto

High school: Downey High, Class of 1997

Specialty: Apache helicopter mechanic

Currently serving in: Tikrit, Iraq

Family: Wife, Tyra Goulart; and children, Jazmyne, Matthew and Jaleah, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; parents, Bill and Debbie Goulart of Riverbank

Of note: Goulart joined the Army in September 2001. He served in Afghanistan from November 2002 through August 2003. He was deployed to Iraq in July 2006 and is serving with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg. He recently was injured by a roadside bomb while patrolling the base and received a Purple Heart.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Pat Machado

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

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