I'm not exactly sure what to write here, i'm a bit lost for words right now.

Posted by V3LO on Aug 10th, 2011

I'm not exactly sure what to write here, i'm a bit lost for words right now.

I've just gotten a PM from one of InsanelyMatt's close friends who acted as a go-between for me and Matt while Matt was on duty saying that two weeks ago Matt was killed in Kandahar province in Afghanistan during a fire fight.

Matt was a marine and that meant that often he wasn't able to contribute to HHF as much as he liked, but Matt was the one responsible for HHF continuing after our old coder left as he convinced me to keep up development. HHF certainly owes him not only for this, but also for his sacrifice as a Marine.

As soon as i've had a bit of time to think i'll try to decide on a suitable way to honour Matt for his role in HHF, and write something a bit more thoughtful.

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Sgt_V3n0m Aug 10 2011 says:


I'm so so sorry to hear that, man. I'll say prayers tonight for both him and his family.

R.I.P. Matt

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theactingcaptain Aug 10 2011 says:

God V3LO I'm so sorry, like you I really don't know what to say here. As you say we all owe him for his ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe. Perhaps dedicate the mod itself to him or something?

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V3LO Author
V3LO Aug 10 2011 replied:

Yeah, we're going to put an "in memory of" on the menu screen, we're working on a visual tribute too.

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MrTaxikiller Aug 10 2011 says:

I'll name a UNSC ship after Matt Think he'll love that. And sorry to read this, just like John F Kennedy said.

"Mankind must put an end to war
Or war will put an end to mankind"

- John F Kennedy

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metalmouth7 Aug 10 2011 replied:

It's such a shame...

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Keksz Aug 10 2011 says:

Man thats sad to hear. R.i.p Matt.

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Stormraven40 Aug 10 2011 says:

He needs an in-game hero unit because he is one.

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[$#!T-Happens] Aug 11 2011 replied:

Well said... either that or an Easter egg that involves him in some way

R.I.P Matt

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purplehaze412 Aug 10 2011 says:

Indeed, it is sad news. I may not have followed this mod nor payed attention to it's development. However, it seems like a well-made mod. We owe this man a lot.

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blonco Aug 10 2011 says:

to honor him you should get a photo and i can Photoshop the back ground out if you want and you can make it the icon for the unsc or for the mod launcher/shortcut. i would like to do the editing if you would post an image on here i would be honored to create something for someone who fought for our lives, and our way of life.

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Nominee Aug 11 2011 says:

That ******* hurts. BAD. Goodnight, brother.
I'll get even, though. I'll get mine.

Semper Fidelis.

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Null-Entity Aug 11 2011 says:

:( Indeed bad news...

I would say a ship or special captain/character named after him!.

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CanadaMan7 Aug 11 2011 says:

Matt?! I loved that kid, he was really chill.

RIP Matt

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mcpop9 Aug 11 2011 says:

RIP, i say dedicate the mod to him.

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jorzza Aug 11 2011 says:

i have great respect to anyone who serves. even greater for those who have died in the line of duty. you have my respect and gratitude. Rest in peace. Semper Fi

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Sapper4-1 Aug 11 2011 says:

even though us in the army and marines bicker, but a sacrifice is a sacrifice,From a grunt to a jarhead. Semper Fi marine

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polokof Aug 11 2011 says:

His name will be in memories forever

R.I.P Matt

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x56erx Aug 11 2011 says:


R.I.P. Matt.

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galaxy366 Aug 11 2011 says:

So sad news :(

R.I.P Matt! We will never forget you ''Sniff''.

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AnhNhan Aug 11 2011 says:

May he continue to live on in our hearts.

Yên giấc ngàn thu, Matt.

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NinjaTheory Aug 11 2011 says:

Rest in peace, brother.

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liberty_wings Aug 11 2011 says:

You will not be forgotten Matt. Rest in Peace.

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Madman4700 Aug 11 2011 says:

Rest in peace Matt.

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DerEisenmann Aug 11 2011 says:

Rly sad news... :(

Ruhe in Frienden Matt

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spartan-G257 Aug 11 2011 says:

I don't know what to say except rest in peace Matt

He served in the line of duty and he died protecting other people he died an honourable death but we still wish he never died at all

I will do a one hour silence in his name

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caspercool Aug 11 2011 says:

R.I.P. Matt, since i didn't know him, like at all, i really can't say much, but that no one deserves to die. I really don't know what to say...

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Zerroh Aug 11 2011 says:

Rest in peace our dear soldier and hero.

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dragonsclaw56 Aug 11 2011 says:

Damn :/
Condolances to the team, and of course to Matt's friends and family :/

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jokamo Aug 11 2011 says:

R.I.P, i hope violence will someday only exist in video games

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NinjaTheory Aug 11 2011 says:

Now I want to know what his real name is, because no matts or Marines have died in Kandahar in a few months.....

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V3LO Author
V3LO Aug 11 2011 replied:

I did find this odd. His name is Matt Brown, and i was trying to find if it was Matthew or Mathew, but can't find anything online about it.

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NinjaTheory Aug 11 2011 replied:

I was looking on Fallen Heroes and they have no Marines in Kandahar in a LONG time. and they had my buddy that died up there before I found out about it, as well as lots of online news articles about him.

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EFSpartan Aug 12 2011 replied:

I can't find him either I just spent 2 hours looking everywhere. Closest I can find based on the time period given 2 weeks ago (end of July july 31st) was Scott, Brice M. Private 1st Class Kandahar but he's in the U.S. Army. You absolutely Sure about Kandahar? I don't think the Marines are deployed in Kandahar based on the Casualty list. Helmond is Probably where they're stationed. There was 3 Marines who died in a fire Non-Hostile in the Herat Province on the same day. Based on Location and branch No marines had died in Kandahar for some time. Based on Location and time, it could be Scott Brice M. Though Based on Time and Branch, he could be one of three marines that died during that fire of July 31st. However, Based on time, Location, Branch and Name (Matt Brown). He's not on the fatal casualty list. Now that doesn't mean he's not dead, but could it be possible that he was just wounded? They don't release the names of wounded Marines.

In any case, I wish his family well, and what ever sacrifice he has made it has not gone unnoticed, and is deeply felt in this community.

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V3LO Author
V3LO Aug 12 2011 replied:

Honestly i know just as much as you. His friend who he trusted to act as a go-between for me and him while he was on duty was the one who told me. Matt's not been on the internet full stop since may, so he's definitely been on duty.

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spartan-G257 Aug 13 2011 replied:

MIA don't know how it is possible but it is possible

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Mckroy Aug 14 2011 replied:

I believe he was FR though I don't know for sure. I don't know why it isn't on the site. But believe me he did die

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NinjaTheory Aug 14 2011 replied:

none of the Force Recon Battallions/companies are deployed right now, and they haven't lost more than 1 Marine in the last few years. First Recon hasn't deployed yet, and Third Recon only just deployed. Maybe he's MARSOC? does that sound familiar?

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Mckroy Aug 15 2011 replied:

Ill ask about it, The Family told me about the death in the first place.

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Nerdczar Aug 11 2011 says:

R.I.P Matt.

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AdmiralCheung Aug 11 2011 says:

He'll always be a hero, both in HHF and in defending his country

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why_me Aug 11 2011 says:

i just cant figure out what to say to this.....

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Syrtees Aug 12 2011 says:

I'm sorry that I ever shed any doubt on this mod.

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VinZxD Aug 12 2011 says:

Rest in peace Matt.

From France, we will not forget theire soldier around the world..

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VinZxD Aug 12 2011 says:

Double post..

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Viper123_SWE Aug 12 2011 says:

Too bad to hear that :(

Vila i frid.


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JVS_36 Aug 12 2011 says:

God Bless Matt

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Spinobreaker Aug 12 2011 says:



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Spinobreaker Aug 12 2011 replied:

mirrored on SFAW page, as a bit of a tribute, thought id pass the word...

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chakotay02 Aug 12 2011 says:

Such bad news to hear. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

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Battle8111 Aug 12 2011 says:

R.I.P. Matt, he would have done more and exeded at it, we will miss him and the mod will live on! and his mind and spirt.

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