About Matthew Crowder

Matt Crowder is a 33 year old divorced dad of a 7 year old daughter. Originally from Holland, Michigan, he is currently living in Northern New York where he has served in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, and is currently a Sergeant First Class tracking the strength management of over 20,000 Soldiers.

Thoughts and Prayers to Fort Hood, From a Fellow Soldier

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Matt Crowder, a proud member of the U. S. Army, sends his thoughts and prayers to the victims, survivors and loved ones affected by the Fort Hood shooting.

A Weekend in the Life of a NASCAR Fan

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Matthew Crowder spent the weekend with his daughter at the Martinsville Speedway. He shares what he learned about NASCAR—and about father-daughter bonding.

How Union Leaders Are Screwing Us Out of Twinkies (and Jobs)

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Matt Crowder offers his opinions about how greed has ruined America’s favorite snack.

From Dork to Combat Killer in 14 Weeks

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Matt Crowder looks back at the moment he knew he had to join the U.S. Military—the morning of September 11, 2001—and how that has turned him into the man he is today.

NASCAR and Animal Rescue: An Interview With Greg Biffle

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The Good Men Project’s Matthew Crowder talks with NASCAR star Greg Biffle about his life off the track, and his animal rescue operation.

Thoughts About “No Easy Day” – the Book About Killing Bin Laden

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Matt Crowder offers a military insider’s perspective on the new book “No Easy Day”, penned by a member of the team that killed Osama bin Laden.

In Search of My Mojo

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Matt Crowder knows that while patience is key in dating, waiting for “Ms. Right” can quickly turn to complacency.

Mama’s Boys

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Matt Crowder wants to reclaim the insult “Mama’s Boy” and celebrate the guys who love their mothers.

I’m Glad We’re Not All Rambos

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U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Matthew Crowder believes heroes come in all different forms; from Green Berets to everyday men and women.

Embracing My Inner Nerd

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After 33 years of shame and denial, Matt Crowder finally confesses that he is, and always has been, a nerd. And he’s proud of it.

Green Beret Dies Trying To Save Daughters From A Fire

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Matthew Crowder offers a soldier-to-soldier, father-to-father, prayer to the Green Beret who died trying to save the lives of his daughters.

A Dad Defends Danica Patrick

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Matthew Crowder hopes that Danica Patrick’s haters will keep their mouths shut, so his daughter’s dreams aren’t dashed.

Even Tough Guys Love To Cuddle

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U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Matthew Crowder has learned that he can live alone, but is willing to admit that he would rather be cuddling.