Matula, Valentin George, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 132X, USS Independence (CVA-62)
Service Years
1941 - 1965

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hallettsville, TX
Last Address
Hallettsville, TX

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1965
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 084

 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, 132X, USS Independence (CVA-62)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1965-1965 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 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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