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Sgt James Lethel Matthews
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1919
Metcalfe County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1950, North Korea

Master Sergeant Matthews was a member of Battery A, 11th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division.

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy along the Kum River, South Korea on July 20, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner during the march from Manpo to Chunggang-jin, North Korea on November 2, 1950. His remains were not recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dorothy Nell Wilson Poore (1924 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Glendora
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45799086
Sgt James Lethel Matthews
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Sgt James Lethel Matthews
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 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 
 
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