Matt,  Thank You for Serving Our Country !!!

We are very proud of you


Spc. Matthew Rhodes
(US Army Reserves)


Matt is 22 years old and he is from Belpre , Ohio . He joined the Army right out of high school and just passed his 3-year mark in September of 2004. He is originally part of the 463rd Engineer Battalion out of Parkersburg , West Virginia , however, he was involuntarily transferred to the 458th Engineer Battalion from Brooksville , Pennsylvania for mobilization and deployment. He has been in Iraq  since February 18th, 2004, but he is expected to come home very soon. Matt is the son of Pamela Akron and William Joy, and step-son of Pamela Joy, all of Belpre , Ohio . He is the grandson of Betty Conger and the late Charles Conger. Matt has 4 brothers, Greg Rhodes, the late Robbie Rhodes, Greg Joy, and Alex Joy. Matt and I were married on September 29th, 2003. We do not have any children yet, but we do have two dogs, Boo Boo and Marcy, and one cat, Cali   :) 

Matt's Story and pictures were sent to us by his beautiful wife, Amber

Spc. Matthew Rhodes and  Spc. Patrick Cotter.

Please pass the pictures on.  Sometimes in our everyday lives we tend to forget what's going on elsewhere in the world and that the brave men and women of the service are just like you and I. They have family and friends back home who love them very much and are praying for their safe return.


When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops (land, air, and sea) in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq,  and around the world. There is nothing attached.......  This can be very powerful......Just send this to people in your address book. Do not stop the wheel, please....