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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: MATTHEWS
Home of Record (official): WEST CHESTER
State (official): PA
Date of Birth: Tuesday, September 20, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP5
Serial Number: 175404248
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11E4T
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
A Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

KIA With B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division

Start of Tour: Sunday, February 1, 1970
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, August 10, 1971
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Quang Tri
The Wall: Panel 03W - Row 128