Portait of a Local Soldier: Matthew Taylor

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Matthew Taylor wasn't sure what life held for him after leaving Fort Dorchester High School. But he knew what he had to do months later when airliners struck the World Trade Center towers.

The next day, Taylor and his father drove to a U.S. Army recruiting station on Rivers Avenue. Taylor knew that if he was going to seek justice for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he'd need a frontline fighting position. He enlisted in the Infantry.

"It was patriotism. He felt for all the people who had been killed," his father, Don Taylor, said Wednesday. "He had an extreme sense of duty."

With the twin towers still smoldering, Matthew looked to his father and said, "We need to go and deal with that."

Read it all from the front page of yesterday's Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier.

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