Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin of Clermont County. File photo
Keith Maupin, father of the late Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin. FOX19
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
More than a decade after
Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin was captured by Iraqi terrorists and later killed, new information has come forth on his death.
Keith Maupin, Matt's
father, says government officials informed him that an Iraqi inmate has
admitted to killing his son. Monday, Maupin will travel to Washington to
meet with defense officials.
"When your senator
calls you, that's cool," said Maupin."I never thought in my wildest dreams
that they would ever get the guy that actually killed Matt. What's the odds of
that? One in ten million? But it's about to happen."
An Iraqi terrorist has
recently admitted to killing Matt Maupin along with several other American
civilians 10 years ago. A meeting Tuesday at the Pentagon may reveal what
happened and the man responsible.
Maupin said he would ask the Iraqi why he killed his son who graduated from Glen Este High School in 2001.
"He don't have a weapon. He's no threat to you," Maupin said. "Just
tell me why you would do that. That is what I would really like to know."
The man claiming to have
taken Matt's life is already in jail charged with the homicides of other Americans.
Tuesday, Maupin will be
talking with the judge in charge of the trial through a translator. Whatever
the outcome, he says his support for other soldiers like Matt will never waver.
"If in fact this is who it
is, it's still not going to change anything for me because you can't change
anything that happened back then. But he will be held accountable for what he
had done," said Maupin.
Traveling to Washington is nothing new for Maupin. He's made countless trips since his son's
disappearance. He says the military made a promise to Matt when he became a
soldier and Maupin is only here to see to it they keep their word.