Don Van Matre, Jr.
May 8, 2019
Don Van Matre, Jr. passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital following an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born June 13, 1942.
Don was very grateful to have served his country and Sweetwater County.
He was first a soldier. Don retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Col. and an aviator.
His career accomplishments included flying combat missions during a tour in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star for his service, serving as an aid to General Schultz at Fort Eustis, Va., commanding an air base in Panama, and serving as a professor of military science at...