US Army Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz, from Washington, was killed on 12th November 2012 by enemy artillery fire at the town of Zerok, close to the Pakistan border.
26-year-old Sgt. Stiltz served with the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
He had served two tours in Iraq and had been in Afghanistan on this current deployment since June.
He joined the Army in 2005 after graduating from Shadle Park High School, Spokane. He was repatriated to Dover Air Force Base on 13th November.