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Army 1st Lt. Mathew "Mat" Fazzari, a 2005 graduate of DeSales Catholic High School, died Wednesday after his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.

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Remembering Mat Fazzari

Family offers a personal look at Walla Walla's first casualty in the war in Afghanistan.

WALLA WALLA - There are no words. In the stacks of greeting cards that arrive daily at the home of Greg and Susan Fazzari since their son was killed in Afghanistan on June 6 that has been one of the most commonly penned sentiments.

DeSales grad killed in Afghanistan

Mathew 'Mat' Fazzari had just started his first tour in the country

A Walla Walla soldier based out of North Carolina was killed Wednesday in an attack in Afghanistan, his family has said.First Lt. Mathew "Mat" Fazzari was killed by enemy fire while flying in his first tour in Bagram.Few details were available this mornin


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