Mateo was raised in Fennville, MI. He was a SGT in the Army at the time of death. He served in the Navy from 2000-2009 and in the Army from 2009 till his time of death. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and wrestling with our 3 girls. He loved to go bowling and going to Cabela’s.
He received: Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, 2 good conduct awards, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon/Army Service Ribbon/Overseas Service Ribbon/Navy/Marine Corp Overseas Service Ribbon
Mateo is greatly loved and missed.