HARRY E MATTHEW
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

HARRY ERIC MATTHEW

WALL NAME

HARRY E MATTHEW

PANEL / LINE

39E/63

DATE OF BIRTH

03/04/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARRY ERIC MATTHEW
POSTED ON 2.13.2022
POSTED BY: Roy Tschudy

Fellow Nam Vet

In a few days will mark the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice for our Nation and your "Brothers." As one Nam vet to another I thank you for your service and pray you are in Gods eternal love. I hope a photo of you may be soon included to this site.
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POSTED ON 7.12.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Harry Matthew, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day just passed. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Harry Eric Matthews (Matthew)

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Harry Eric Matthews (Matthew) (MCSN: 2321080), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Rifleman with Company I, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 16 February 1968, Private First Class Matthews' platoon was engaged in a reconnaissance mission near the Demilitarized Zone when contact was made with an estimated 60 North Vietnamese Army soldiers. During the ensuing battle, one of the squad leaders was seriously wounded and fell in an open area between a bomb crater and the enemy. Undaunted by the heavy volume of hostile fire, Private First Class Matthews fearlessly moved across the fire-swept area to the side of the injured Marine. Ignoring the warning shouts of his companions to seek cover, Private First Class Matthews continued his heroic efforts to pull his injured companions to the safety of the bomb crater and was mortally wounded by the hostile fire. By his courage, unfaltering determination and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Matthews upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 3.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Harry Eric Matthew, Served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Marine.
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