New Mexico soldier buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock
Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock (Courtesy: Washington Military Dept)

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A New Mexico soldier killed in action was buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Staff Sgt. Matthew McClintock, 30, was born in Albuquerque and died last month while serving in Afghanistan. He was a Green Beret and at the time of his death was serving with the Washington State National Guard.

A memorial service was held in Albuquerque earlier in March but his family chose to have him buried at Arlington instead of in Santa Fe.

McClintock leaves behind a wife and an infant son. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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