Organ donation marks soldier's final sacrifice

WBIR | Grant Robertson

A Tennessee soldier is saving lives, even after his death.

Matthan Fish, who served as a non-commissioned officer with the Tennessee Army National Guard, died Tuesday after being on life support for days following a traumatic motorcycle crash last week. Because he had chosen to be an organ donor, a veteran will receive Fish's kidney, up to 50 people will benefit from tissue donation and up to eight people will receive lifesaving organ transplants.

"This is what he signed up for. He's a real American hero," Fish's father Robert Fish said.

28-year-old Matthan Fish was a driver in Fox troop 2-278 and served in Iraq. His father said he trained countless other soldiers, including the one who revived him the night of the motorcycle wreck. Continue reading
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