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Members of the Patriotic Club Riders precede the hearse carrying the coffin of Sgt. Matthew Harmon along U.S. Hwy. 2 east of Fosston Saturday. The 29-year-old Fosston High School graduate died Aug. 14 in Afghanistan after being injured by an improvised explosive device. Harmon served two tours of duty in Iraq and had recently been deployed to Afghanistan. Pioneer Photo/John Stennes, Grand Forks Herald

Sgt. Matthew Harmon: Hundreds pay tribute to fallen soldier in funeral in Fosston

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FOSSTON, Minn. -- Holding American flags and wiping away tears, hundreds of people from across the Upper Midwest paid their final tribute Saturday to Sgt. Matthew Harmon, a U.S. Army diesel mechanic who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.


Harmon, 29, died Aug. 14 in Afghanistan from injuries he sustained while on active duty in the U.S. Army.

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