A1C Matthew Seidler Remembered

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Sunday was two years to the day that A1C Matthew Seidler was killed in Afghanistan by an IED. Family and friends of the airman gathered at Peterson AFB on Sunday, January 5, 2013 to remember him by dedicating a memorial and renaming a street on the base. Seidler St. and the memorial will be the cornerstone and entry to the future Peterson EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) facility and training area. Seidler was an EOD technician who neutralized IEDs while in combat situations. Steven Seidler, first cousin of Matthew Seidler, touches the memorial after the dedication on Sunday. The WWII replica bomb in the foreground represents the objective of the EOD mission, the unexploded bomb. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)