Westminster Airman's Funeral Set for Tuesday in Pikesville

USAF Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler, 24, was killed in action Jan. 5 in Afghanistan. His funeral is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sol Levinson & Bros Funeral Home.

is the site of USAF Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler's funeral at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Seidler, 24, of Westminster, was killed in action Jan. 5 when his vehicle struck an insurgent bomb in Helmand District, Afghanistan, according to the Air Force.

He was one of three airmen killed as a result of that incident, according to .

The funeral is at 9 a.m., and interment is set at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., with full military honors, the article states.

A Patriot Guard Riders notice states that the group of motorcyclists will honor Seidler and support the family at the service.

According to the group's website, the riders are invited to servicemembers' funerals by the families.

The mission of the riders is to: "Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities," according to the group's website.

It also helps to "shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors," the site states.

For more information, read Seidler's obituary.

A Time blog discusses the three airmen's deaths.

Carl J. Galler January 17, 2012 at 05:06 PM
MCV (Motorcycle Club Five) members were honored to be counted among the Patriot Guard today as we served as Honor Guard during the funeral for fallen hero; Airman First Class Matthew Ryan Seidler. MCV's collective heart and prayers goes out to Airman Seidler's family and friends and we give thanks to this young hero for his service and sacrifice for our nation. Carl "Diesel" Galler, VP, MCV
Janet Metzner January 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Carl: Thanks to the Motorcycle Club Five for supporting the family of Airman First Class Matthew Ryan Seidler at his funeral today in Pikesville.


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