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Remembering Matthew Manoukian

Share with others how this generous friend, loving family member and brave soldier impacted your life.

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Manoukian, the son of Socrates "Pete" Manoukian and Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, grew up in Los Altos with his brothers Michael and Martin. He attended locals schools, including from which he graduated in 2001. It is at will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

Manoukian valiantly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2006 on Friday, Aug. 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

On Aug. 14, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and California's First Lady extended condolences to the family and honored Capt. Manoukian, as they did to the families of Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote. The governor ordered flags flown at half staff.

Here are some thoughts, too, on Sgt. Sky Mote who perished in the same attack.   

Please share memories of him here for his family and all to read. Add photos, too, if you'd like.

Claudia Cruz August 17, 2012 at 09:17 AM
Thank you, L.A.
Phyllis McArthur August 18, 2012 at 03:11 AM
My heart breaks each time I read/hear about this amazing young man, he is now with angels and will always have a part of my heart.
Pearl August 18, 2012 at 07:49 PM
RIP CPT Manoukian. You served your country well. We are holding your family and friends close as they traverse this most difficult chapter in their lives.
Chris Barry August 18, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Manoukian family. You raised a fine young man, someone we can all be proud of. We honor his memory and his sacrifice for what he believed in. Semper Fi
Suzanne Herbst August 25, 2012 at 08:48 PM
As Matthew's sixth grade teacher at St.Nicholas School, I remember him fondly as an excellent student full of the love of learning with a great sense of humor. He was very devoted to his friends even after all these years have gone by. My love and prayers are with his family as with all of his friends. May he rest in peace and watch over all of us. God bless and keep all of you. Fondly, Suzanne Herbst

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