Among his many accomplishments was being the winter-over physician at Amundson-Scott South Pole Station. One day while we were at work we started discussing his experience in Antarctica and my desire to go there someday, and he immediately said he would see what he could do to get me down there for a season. That was the kind of guy he was- always helping others. I may have ended up going to the South Pole (even though I had already started having second thoughts), but he left for Iraq shortly after, and his life was tragically taken.
The link below gives a good overview of Matt's life, which was shorter than it should have been. We could use a few more Matts in the world.