Sunday, 10 September 2006

Matthew Michael Flocco

How proud Sheila and Michael Flocco must have been of their boy, Matthew. I didn’t know him, but from what I have seen and read, I wish I did.

Matthew was 21 years young, in the prime of his life. A time when life should have been just beginning. He was stationed at the Pentagon on 9/11. He was proud to serve his country. His parents rested easy, “knowing” that their son was in one of the safest places he could be, rather than be on a ship somewhere, with the threat of being hit by a torpedo. Gosh, if they only knew…

I found this memorial on the website that was created in his honour:

Matthew M. Flocco, AG2, Second Class Petty OfficerSon of Michael and Sheila Flocco of Brookside Park, Delaware

On September, 11, 2001 the Pentagon attack happened about an hour after the first of two hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, taking as one of their victims, Matthew M. Flocco, as reported by The News Journal Local News.

The article goes on further to report; “Flocco, 21, died when a hijacked jet crashed into the part of the Pentagon where he worked. A Navy weather expert, he was three years into a five-year tour of duty.”

Flocco’s parents said “he was proud to have been posted at the Pentagon. An admiral hand-picked him for the job after he scored first in his class in meteorology,” they said.

Friends have established a memorial fund at Wilmington Trust. Flocco loved baseball, and friends said they hope to use the money to build a baseball field or sponsor Little League activities in his name.

To Matthew’s parents…my prayers are with you on this difficult day. I have two sons and I cannot imagine the pain you both must feel.

Please remember Matthew and his family in your prayers today. Another innocent victim taken from the world much too soon.

Rest in Peace Matthew. Know that we will NEVER forget that day…EVER. Pin It

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