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.
CACCF/GUNSHOT OR SMALL ARMS FIRE 3 YRS USMC/QUANG TRI
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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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