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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 93 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Uncle Sam called... Matthews said yes...put in the Infantry...HE served Bravely till the End..

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by Isabel Bermudez
    Matthews Shelton
    ON THE WALL: Panel 3E Line 93
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    Home of Record: Cincinnati, OH
    Date of birth: 08/09/1945
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 52606290
    MOS: 11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
    Length Service: 01
    Start Tour: 08/18/1965
    Incident Date: 11/17/1965
    Casualty Date: 11/17/1965
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 20
    Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
    Data accessed: 6/30/2018
  • KIA with 151 of his Comrades at the Ambush at LZ Albany, Ia Drang Valley Nov. 17, 1965

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by K
    He was drafted into the Infantry....made a Mortarman...and died fighting with his friends and comrades
    He was an Infantry Soldier...and He died a Soldier’s Death
    God Bless You Matthew
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    You and your comrades Are Why We stand and salute the flag
    See you All in Heaven
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 1/19/18 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Matthews. :-(
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Matthews Shelton, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/24/12 - by Robert Sage

    Matthew is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati,OH. BSM PH

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