Army Promotes Missing Ohio Soldier To
Maupin Missing Since Last April
5:33 pm EDT April 4, 2005
BATAVIA, Ohio -- The only soldier the U.S.
Army lists as captured in Iraq has been promoted to sergeant, his
second promotion since he was abducted last year, the Army said
The promotion of reservist Keith M. "Matt" Maupin was
effective last Friday, said Maj. Elizabeth Robbins, an Army
spokeswoman at the Pentagon. Maupin was promoted from private first
class to specialist after his disappearance.
Missing soldier's family refuses to give up
Monday, April 4, 2005
Missing soldier's family refuses to give up
Army may classify him as deceased
Michael A. Lindenberger
BATAVIA, Ohio -- Each morning before she leaves for work, Carolyn
Maupin says a prayer that someone will find or rescue her son Matt,
the only American soldier classified as a captive in Iraq. Now she has
another wish -- that the Army will continue to believe he is alive.
Wednesday, almost exactly a year after Spc. Matt Maupin disappeared,
the Army is scheduled to convene a panel to decide whether he
should remain classified as a captive or be considered dead......
New Details Surface
In Matt Maupin Case
New details in Matt Maupin case in LA Times report
Reported by: 9News
Web produced by: Neil Relyea
Photographed by: 9News
3/28/2005 10:25:33 PM
A 280-page report US Army report obtained by the Los Angeles
Times reportedly describes a series of errors and
miscommunications that led up to the April 9, 2004 attack on
Specialist Matt Maupin's convoy.
Maupin was traveling in a 26-vehicle convoy, escorting
Haliburton contractors as they hauled jet fuel across one of the
most dangerous roads in Iraq......
Nation - From
the Feb. 21, 2005 issue of TIME magazine
Happened To Matt Maupin?
A HOMETOWN WAITS FOR THE ONLY
AMERICAN G.I. UNACCOUNTED FOR IN THE WAR, SNATCHED BY INSURGENTS 10
...... One member of the 160-strong company,
however, will be conspicuously absent. He is Keith (Matt) Maupin, the
only American soldier who is unaccounted for in Iraq. Ten months ago,
insurgents ambushed a convoy guarded by the 724th and took Private
First Class Maupin, then 20, captive. There have been conflicting
reports on his fate. He was seen alive on one videotape, reported
killed on another. Without proof of his death, the Army presumes he is
still alive. His family fervently prays that is so. The months have
ticked by, and Maupin has been promoted to the rank of specialist and
turned 21. While most of the country may have forgotten about him
since news of his capture made headlines and his bewildered face under
a floppy hat was flashed across America's television screens, his
hometown has not.......
July 2, 2004
Bush phones to bolster Maupins
President pledges 'unwavering support' for soldier's family
By Howard Wilkinson
Enquirer staff writer
President Bush spoke to the family of Spc. Keith "Matt" Maupin
by phone Wednesday, assuring them once again that everything possible
would be done to bring the 20-year-old Army reservist home alive, an
Army spokesman said Thursday.
Bush's phone call came only a few hours after Maupin's parents,
Carolyn and Keith Maupin, met privately with Pentagon officials for a
briefing on efforts to find and rescue Maupin, who was captured April 9
while driving a truck in a fuel convoy that was attacked by Iraqi
July 29, 2004
Family waits for news of soldier
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Ohio family of captured Army Reserve Spc. Keith Maupin prayed
yesterday that news of his execution was untrue.
Arab network Al Jazeera reported this week that
Spc. Maupin was fatally shot in the back of the head after nearly three
months of captivity, but U.S. Army officials declined to confirm the
death since they have only a grainy execution video and no body.
prisoner-of-war group condemned the Pentagon for classifying the
20-year-old reservist as "missing-captured" as opposed to
"prisoner of war."......
JUNE 28, 2004
Missing Soldier May Be Shot
There are unconfirmed reports that an Ohio hostage in Iraq has been
Private Keith Matt Maupin was captured in April when gunmen armed
with rocket propelled grenades attacked his convoy.....
Stay tuned to WBNS-10TV and 10TV.com for more information.
Maupin focus of holiday prayers
Memorial Day 2004
By Courtney Kinney
Post staff reporter
For a few moments Monday, people in a small crowd at the corner of
Central Parkway and Vine Street downtown were not thinking about the
Taste of Cincinnati Festival going on behind them.
Instead, the 100 or so people
focused on Memorial Day and one soldier in particular -- Army Spc. Matt
Maupin, the 20-year-old Clermont County man who is the only U.S. soldier
being held captive in Iraq.