Matthew E. Sutton

Date of Birth: 08/28/1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: John Bartram High School
Street: N. 57th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 05/02/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 30
Panel Row: 3

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The only time Sutton discussed combat was when he informed his family in a letter that he had survived a tough operation because the Lord was on his side. The 20-year-old lance corporal graduated from John Bartram High School in 1966, worked as a stock clerk and planned to become a draftsman, but joined the Marine Corps. The rifleman was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company F of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines,. 9th Marine Amphibious Group. Sutton died in Quang Tri Province May 2, 1968. He was survived his parents and a brother,

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