JOHN F MATTAROCCHIA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

JOHN F MATTAROCCHIA JR

WALL NAME

JOHN F MATTAROCCHIA JR

PANEL / LINE

25W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

03/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

IPSWICH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN F MATTAROCCHIA JR
POSTED ON 12.1.2017
POSTED BY: Laura Simpson

Thinking of you

Just finished watching ‘Vietnam’ by Ken Burns. I thought of you throughout. Someday, I’ll come to The Wall and find your name.
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POSTED ON 11.6.2017
POSTED BY: Laura Anderson

Never Forgotten

I am proud to read your name at the 'Reading of the Names' November 10, 2017. Thank you for your service. Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 11.10.2016
POSTED BY: john trocki

never forget

one of my best friends in high school. still, and always, missed and remembered!
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POSTED ON 3.31.2015

Final Mission of SP4 John F. Mattarocchia Jr.

On May 5, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 67-16088) from HHC, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was on reconnaissance mission when it came under hostile fire. The aircraft received seven hits from .51 caliber enemy machine gun fire in the cockpit area, damaging the flight controls and causing the helicopter to crash. The observer/gunner SP4 John F. Mattarocchia Jr. suffered fatal injuries in the attack. The pilot survived with injuries. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SGT John F Mattarocchia Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

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

Curt Carter

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