CPL Richard Alan Matheis

CPL Richard Alan Matheis

Birth
Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 May 1970 (aged 20)
Cambodia
Burial Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 32994535 · View Source
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Date of Birth: May 07, 1950
Hometown: ADAMS, MN
Rank: CPL
Branch: Army
War: Viet Nam
Date of Death: May 08, 1970
Location of Death: CAMBODIA

HOSTILE, KILLED

From the website: http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial/honoree.cfm?hindex=93360&user_ID=

From the Adams Review, May 28, 1970:

Richard A. Matheis was born May 7, 1950 in Osage, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matheis, Adams. Pfc. Matheis was serving with United States military forces in Cambodia at the time of his death. He was killed in hostile enemy action on May 8, 1970. He entered military service on June 26, 1969, and went to Vietnam November 22, 1969.

Funeral services were held May 19 at St. John's Catholic Church, Johnsburg, with Father John Mountain officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, with Adams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He attended St. John's grade school and Adams High School, and was a member of St. John's Sodality. He was employed by Osmundson Bros. from the time he graduated from high school until he entered the Army.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matheis, Adams; a brother, Gerald, Adams; 3 sisters, Mrs. John L. Wagner (Joyce), Adams; Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Gordon, Austin; and Carol, Adams; grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Landherr; nephews, Ryan Gordon and Michael Wagner; uncles, aunts and cousins.

Out-of-town people attending the funeral came from Austin, St. Paul, St. Charles, Winona, Fairmont, Hayfield, Rochester, Rose Creek and Brownsdale, Minn., Aberdeen, S.D.; San Diego, Calif.; Waterloo, Stacyville and Bancroft, Iowa.


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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 17 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32994535
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Richard Alan Matheis (7 May 1950–8 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32994535, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .