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MICHAEL FRANKLIN MATTHEWS

  • Wall Name:MICHAEL F MATTHEWS
  • Date of Birth:7/25/1944
  • Date of Casualty:10/18/1967
  • Home of Record:AURORA
  • County of Record:ARAPAHOE COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:28E, 37
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

DAVID ALAN OBERLE

  • Wall Name:DAVID A OBERLE
  • Date of Birth:5/30/1947
  • Date of Casualty:10/18/1967
  • Home of Record:WALNUT CREEK
  • County of Record:CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:28E, 39
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

MATTHEW OWEN MCKNIGHT


is honored on Panel 28E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Finally found you, Matt!

    Posted on 3/3/16 - by Jackie Carter Bailey jackiebailey7@gmail.com
    I met Matt when he was at Quantico at OCS and I was a teacher in DC. He was a fun loving, big guy who loved being a Marine. We dated a few months before he was deployed to Viet Nam with great memories of going with him to the Marine Corps ball and his surprise Thanksgiving day visit to my family's home in Pa. He couldn't do enough for me which made me confused when he never answered my letters. I eventually met and married USMC Capt.Bob Bailey(deceased/Arlington Natl.Cemetery).
    Last week I visited the wall and asked the volunteer there to check out the possibility Matt would have been a casualty. I can't begin to express the gut wrenching news that he was killed by hostile fire. I only wish I'd known.
    After all these years, miss you as much as ever, Matt, but know you died a hero among your Marine brothers who you loved.
    Rest in peace, big guy..I will never forget you!
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  • Body Escort

    Posted on 1/14/16 - by Ted Rathbun erathbun@pacbell.net
    I had returned from Vietnam in September 1967. In late October I reported in to the Marine Corps Supply Headquarters in Philadelphia. I was asked by a Lt. Col. if I would be a body escort for another 1st Lt.. So on Thursday, Nov. 2, 1967 I went to the Philadelphia Airport and escorted the remains of 1st Lt. McKnight to Florida. It was an experience I shall never forget as I "ran" the guantlet of my fellow Americans.
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  • Body Escort

    Posted on 1/14/16 - by Ted Rathbun erathbun@pacbell.net
    I had returned from Vietnam in September 1967. In late October I reported in to the Marine Corps Supply Headquarters in Philadelphia. I was asked by a Lt. Col. if I would be a body escort for another 1st Lt.. So on Thursday, Nov. 2, 1967 I went to the Philadelphia Airport and escorted the remains of 1st Lt. McKnight to Florida. It was an experience I shall never forget as I "ran" the guantlet of my fellow Americans.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/18/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Lt.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Matthew Owen McKnight, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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