Cpl. Matthew Lembke
Matthew Lembke was a happy, light-spirited, kind person. Nicknamed “Lumpe” by the football coach of Tualatin High School, Matt played defensive end for the Timberwolves. A 2005 Graduate of Tualatin High, he joined the Marines. In June 2009, serving a third tour in Afghanistan after serving two previous tours in Iraq, Matt was seriously injured. It happened while on patrol, when an IED exploded, causing the loss of both of his legs. After 18 days fighting for his life in various hospitals, Matt succumbed to infection caused by the blast.
In honor of Matt’s character and service, a scholarship has been created in his name. Each year, it will be awarded to at least one graduating senior. Applications will be available in the Tualatin High School Counseling Office.