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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: MATTHEWS
First name: JAMES LEONARD
Home of Record (official): WORTH
State (official): IL
Date of Birth: Friday, October 6, 1944
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 16755275
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
E Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Saturday, July 29, 1967
Date of Casualty: Friday, May 10, 1968
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Long Khanh
The Wall: Panel 58E - Row 011

--- Interment ---

JAMES LEONARD MATTHEWS

Chapel Hill Gardens South
5501 W 111th Street
Oak Lawn, Cook County , IL
Plot: Old Rugged Cross, Lot 239-C, Grave 3