INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Friday afternoon, Governor Mike Pence issued the below statement regarding the passing of Staff Sergeant Matthew R. Ammerman, of Noblesville, who lost his life in the line of duty in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
“Today, Indiana mourns fallen Staff Sergeant Matthew R. Ammerman who lost his life this week defending the freedoms of this great nation. He is a true Hoosier hero in every sense of the word, and his courageous service and sacrifice will be remembered always. The First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends and hold them in prayer during this difficult time.”