Matthew E. Sutton

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 30
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 54 / 18
Date of Birth: 28-Aug-1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: John Bartram High School
Street: N. 57th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 02-May-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
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,