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Night of Excellence
SSG Matthew Pucino Foundation

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 Saint James Avenue
Boston, MA

SSG Matthew Pucino 20th Special Forces KIA Afghanistan 2009

SSG Matthew Pucino, a Green Beret and native of Massachusetts, died on November 23, 2009 as a result of an improvised explosive device strike to his all-terrain vehicle, while conducting a combat patrol in the vicinity of Pashay Kala, Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the Maryland Army National Guard.

The SSG Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation, a 501c3, was established to honor his legacy and to care for wounded combat veterans and their families. Proceeds from the event will go towards the exempt purpose of the foundation.

The event will feature guest speakers to include LTC (R) Mike Waltz and Kevin Flike. Mike Waltz is a retired Green Beret officer, book author, and Fox News contributor. Kevin Flike is an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, a wounded veteran, and member of Chapter 54.

To learn more or buy tickets for this event see description by Green Beret Foundation.

Matthew was an native of Massachusetts and grew up in Plymouth and Bourne, Massachusetts. He graduated from Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts in 1993. He had a college degree in Criminal Justice and worked part-time as a police officer for Yarmouth, Massachusetts in the mid-1990s. He enlisted in the Army in 2002 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky he deployed twice to Iraq.

SSG Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation

Biography of SSG Pucino - USASOC Memorial Wall
http://www.soc.mil/Memorial Wall/Bios/Pucino_Matthew.pdf



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