Matthew Kantor

Honoring Navy SEAL Matthew Kantor

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We have sufficient moneys to cover our commitments.
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Our council is raising funds to dedicate a refurbished building at Naval Weapons Station Earle to the memory of US Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Kantor, killed in action in Afghanistan.

The money raised will be used as follows:

1. building signage
2. a bronze plaque
3. a wooden sign
4. funding for a mural
5. to support the ceremony to be held in April

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see examples of the types of items we are looking to help fund

We have set up a ‘go fund me’ page for this purpose where you can donate to this cause

Alternatively checks (payable to CJNLUS) can also be sent directly to Dan Dermer at 28 Jensen Street, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

The Navy League is a 501(c)(3) – donations may be tax deductible – consult a tax professional.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Kantor, 22, raised in Gillette NJ, died in Afghanistan, bravely serving our country, on November 1, 2012.

“While on patrol, several insurgents mounted a complex machine gun attack on Matt and his team,” it read in part. “Without fear or hesitation, Matt moved to protect his teammates and was mortally wounded by the heavy machine gun fire.

“He was the first line of defense for his team and his actions were directly responsible for saving the lives of his element and protecting the main body of the patrol,” the letter continued. “Matt was true to form in his last moments, a gallant and noble warrior who put his team above himself.”Matt, 22, posthumously received the Bronze Star with Valor.

source : Bowling Green Daily News