Remembering a Hero and an Angel:
by Kevin Caruso
Matthew Gwaltney, 24; graduate student in environmental engineering; from Chester, Virginia; graduated from Thomas Dale High School.
Matthew was only weeks away from receiving his masters degree, landing the job that he wanted, and moving back home.
“Matt came home Thursday night. He had an interview in Richmond Friday morning, and we got to have dinner with him,” said Linda Gwaltney, his stepmother. “He went back to school Friday after his interview.”
“It looked like he had things really going good for him,” said is grandfather, Granvill Gwaltney.
And whether “He just had a brilliant mind. You just wouldn’t believe it,” Gwaltney said.
Matthew Gwaltney is one of the greatest angels in Heaven.
We miss him.
We honor him.
We love him.
We will never forget him.