Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veteran's History Project

Matthew L. Wilkins, Sergeant First Class, US Army, 1994 – 2014

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Matthew Wilkins came to the United States from England in 1992. He came over to the US with a buddy so they could go backpacking in the northeastern area of the US. After covering some ground, the friend went back to the UK while Matthew remained in the US.

For some reason, he couldn't get into the British Army. In that he was here, however, he w...