Wallace Kenji MatayoshiSpecialist Four
B CO, 1ST BN, 27TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
20 June 1942 - 30 January 1966
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The database page for Wallace Kenji Matayoshi
Wallace, you are always with us. . . In our memory-filled hearts, we see your handsome face, we see your warm smile, and we hear your gentle voice.
With love and aloha,
Placed by his sister.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe following text is the Narrative Description paragraphs from B/27th Infantry's recommendation that SP4 Matayoshi receive the Bronze Star with "V":
"For no greater love has a man than this,
"2000 hours" is 8 o'clock in the evening. Specialist 4 Matayoshi thus endured his wounds for ten hours or more before receiving medical attention - and did so in silence out of concern for his two comrades-in-arms.
While the casualty database does not contain a location code, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 27th Infantry (the "Wolfhounds"), arrived in South Vietnam on 19 January 1966 and were based out of Cu Chi in what was then Hau Nghia Province - between Saigon and the Cambodian border. SP4 Matayoshi and Staff Sergeant Wallace R. Jacobsen (C/2/27), also killed in action on 30 January, were the Wolfhound's first losses in Vietnam, but 29 others died during February 1966 as two battalions began conducting offensive operations. Before their departure from Vietnam the Wolfhounds would lose 931 men, 895 in combat and 36 to accidents and illnesses.
These men are remembered on the
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009