Ronnie Thomas Mathis

Army of the United States
31 October 1939 - 17 November 1965
Atlanta, Georgia
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, RVN Military Merit, RVN Gallantry Cross, RVN Campaign medals
Ronnie T. Mathis

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26 Apr 2002

My Uncle, Sgt. Ronnie T. Mathis, was mother's brother. Ronnie was killed en route to Landing Zone Albany from Landing Zone X-Ray when Alpha Company was ambushed. He was a wonderful Uncle who will never be forgotten.

5079 Rennes Drive Marrero, La. 70072

06 Nov 2002

As we prepare to make our journey to THE WALL
for the Ia Drang Memorial Services, Nov. 10, 2002,
I wrote this poem for Ronnie.
I want to leave it at THE WALL in his memory.


26 Dec 2003

It has been such an honor to have become acquainted with friends, comrades and leaders who served with Ronnie. Many still suffer from the horrors of Vietnam 1965 and I have written a poem about the survivors, those who fought in a far away land and those who battled the loss of their loved one. These battles continue today within the memories of the warriors and the families left behind.

You can read the poem here .


01 May 2002

My husband
and father of our daughter,
Mindy Michele Mathis Lawrence.

Our time together was short.
Ronnie was a very gentle, sweet, kind person.

Nancy A. Mathis
526 Oakbluff Circle
Charlotte, NC 28216

01 May 2002

It was my honor to have known Ronnie. He was a fine young man and it's no surprise to learn that he was also a hero who paid the ultimate price for his country. His legacy of courage will never be forgotten and I appreciate this opportunity to pay tribute to Ronnie and to his family, especially his sister and my best friend, Glenda.

Sherrie Greenwood Hendrix
E-mail address is not available.

28 May 2002

I am Sergeant Gordon N. Mathis, Ronnie's son. I am looking for more information on my father's Service Career and unit assignments. If you have any info please send it to me at .

Gordon Mathis
9687D Fitzsimmons Loop, Fort Drum, NY 13602

17 Sep 2002

Uncle Ronnie was the brother of my mother, Juanita. Although he died before I was born, I feel like I know him from my aunts, cousins and mother. I recently watched "We Were Soldiers", that movie will touch my life forever. God Bless you Uncle Ronnie, I Love you!!

From his niece,
Kathleen Immekus
7395 Kelshire Trace, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

24 Oct 2002

Ronnie Thomas Mathis, our nephew, was one of the kindest and sweetest persons in the world. We loved him as if he were our own son. One of the saddest days of our lives was the day we learned that Ronnie had lost his life. We shall cherish him in our hearts, always.

From his aunt and uncle,
Doris and Dwight Thomas

04 Dec 2002

I was the platoon leader of the 1st platoon, Ronnie was my RTO. He was not only there every time I needed a radio, he was there every time I needed anything. After I was wounded he helped carry me and protected me as they fought their way to a clearing to call in the medevac choppers later that day.

Bob Konrardy

13 Jan 2003

My name is Moniqua Allen.
I am the long lost daughter of Ronnie.
I am now found.
My father will forever be missed.
I may not have known him,
but I will forever love him
I love you, Dad, and I miss you.

Moniqua Allen

01 Feb 2003

My brother, My hero.
You will never be forgotten ...
and one day I'll be at your side again.

From his sister,
Glenda Sammons

28 Jan 2004

My name is Megan Green,
I am Moniqua Allen's oldest daughter.
Ronnie was my grandfather,
one that I never got the chance to know.
Thank you for being brave, grandfather.
I love you,
even though I didn't know you.

From his grand-daughter,
Megan Green

Sergeant Ronnie T. Mathis
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
November 1965.

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