Matula, Valentin George, CDR Fallen
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Last Rank
Last Primary Designator/NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Navy Officer
Last Duty Station
1965-1965, 131X, USS Independence (CVA-62)
Service Years
1941 - 1965
Commander Commander

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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
RVAH-1 Smokin' TigersUSS Independence (CVA-62)
  1965-1965, 132X, RVAH-1 Smokin' Tigers
  1965-1965, 131X, USS Independence (CVA-62)
 Combat and Operations History
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1965-1965 Yankee Station
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 01, 1941, Service Dates
  Jul 20, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After the landing the Operational loss No. 1 arrester cable snapped, went overboard at low speed and crashed into the sea while attempting to land aboard USS Independence (CVA-62). BUNO: 151619

Name was not added to the Vietnam Wall till Memorial Day 1987.
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