MATOCHA, DONALD JOHN
Remains Found 03/2004  - Identified 08/2004
Name: Donald John Matocha
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O1
Unit: D CO 3 REC BN 3 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 31 January 1945
Home City of Record: SMITHVILLE TX
Date of Loss: 05 April 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164854 North  1065815 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: GROUND
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.
REMARKS:
CACCF/GUNSHOT OR SMALL ARMS FIRE 3 YRS USMC/QUANG TRI
No further information available at this time.
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Remains of Marine killed in Vietnam coming home to Texas
08/12/2004
http://www.fox23news.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=739AF512-1EBE-4345-8322-A5CE2C182176
SMITHVILLE, Texas (AP) - ...Marine 2nd Lt. Donald John Matocha of Smithville was killed in a firefight
in April 1968 on Dong Ma mountain in what was then the Republic of South
Vietnam, but his body was not recovered.....
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http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=119410&SecID=2
Vietnam vet's remains return
9/14/2004 11:07 AM
By: News 8 Austin Staff
The remains of a Marine from Smithville,...2nd Lt. Donald Matocha was killed in a firefight in April, 1968 and his body
placed in a makeshift grave by Vietnamese soldiers on a mountain.....