Donald Robert “Buzz” Mathis

Military Data
Unit A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

Casualty Data
Start Tour Thursday, 24 September 1970
Cas Date Friday, 28 May 1971
Age at Loss 21
Remains Body recovered
Location Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Type Hostile, died outright
Reason Other explosive device – Ground casualty

Vietnam WALL Panel 03W Line 057

Note SO Wm & Mae OOTEN Mathis

Mossy Grove Cemetery, Morgan County, Tennessee

I’m proud to be your brother and hope that someday I can be at least half the man that you were!! Always in our hearts and on our minds!!

From his brother,
James R. Mathis

Laura McConnell, Sister
403 Mossy Grove Road,  Harriman, Tn. 37748 USA
Blessed Brother
He gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life that we could enjoy freedom. He was my brother and my best friend. He will not be forgotten. God blessed us with a brother that cared more for others that for his ownself.
Sunday, April 30, 2006

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  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 February 1950
  • Date of death: 28 May 1971
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Harriman
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 101st Airborne Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mossy Grove Cemetery, Morgan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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