Col. Matyas Rites Set
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McGill's Funeral Home in Dover, N.H., for Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Matyas, former Lincoln resident who died Feb. 18 in South Vietnam.
Col. Matyas, who flew as a spotter of enemy forces, was killed during a mortar attack on the Binh Thuy air base in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam.
During service in World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam, Col. Matyas had received 24 service ribbons and decorations, including the Air Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
During WW II he flew combat missions with the 8th Air Force in Europe. Recalled to duty in 1952 during the Korean War, he was assigned for a year at Thule, Greenland. Later, he flew B-47s with the 307th Bomb Wing in Lincoln. He and his family lived in Lincoln from 1957 to 1963.
Col. Matyas, a native of Camden, N.J., was assigned to Air Force Headquarters in Alexandria, Va., in 1963, and had been stationed in Vietnam since October.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; daughters Mary Ellen and Lynn Ann; brothers Edward, Somederdale, N.J., and William, Collingswood, N.J.; sisters Mrs. William Rapp, Morestown, N.J.; Mrs. Richard Stasiewiez and Mrs. Benjamin Stridick, both of Cherry Hill, N.J.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, Va.
But these also were godly men,
whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten.
Their offspring will continue forever,
and their glory will never be blotted out.
Their names live on generation after generation.
LTC Andrew Matyas,
a member of the Class of 1949,
is remembered by