In Memory Of

Matthews Shelton

PFC - E3 - U.S. Army
Age 20, Single
Delta Company
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
1st Cavalry Division, Airmobile
Born: August 9, 1945
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Tour began August 18, 1965
Died: Wednesday, November 17, 1965
Ia Drang Valley - South Vietnam
Cause: Small Arms Fire

Matthews Shelton was first wounded in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley. As he laid on the field, a North Vietnamese soldier was observed to walk up to him and fire a shot into him at close range.