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Old 10-08-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default PLEASE Remember John J. Mattek Jr

I know he is already on the list, but I ask anyone who is interested to google his name and read some of the articles about him.

He was an outstanding person, a great friend and a true American hero, willing to give it all up for others. A class president 3 out of 4 years in high school, a college football player and a friend of anyone who he came across.

I am honored to have served with him in and to call him a friend. His memory will never stray far from my thoughts. We went through boot camp and all of our training together, roomates and deployed together on 2 combat tours. He is MY hero.

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:34 PM
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I, for one, will personally think of John J. Mattek Jr. the next time I ride.
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Matt,

Althought I don't know you personally; being a former Marine I consider you a brother, and I want to thank you for all that you have done. I will look up John J. Mattek Jr. and read about him, along with remembering him. All of you who serve or have served are my heroes!

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Matt,
Mr. Berg has taken the liberty to tell me of your friendship/brotherhood with Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr. Although any loss of a friend or loved one is difficult, you have been lucky enough to experience his friendship before his passing. I would say that alone makes you a lucky man. Godspeed our fallen warrior.

Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr.

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While I did not have the privilege to meet Johnny, Matt and I talked of him frequently in person and on the phone. I listened to stories that soldiers, friends and men share and could tell how special Johnny was to Matt. Matt also has some good stories about riding with Johnny and some of the other Marines.

Matt, if you feel up to it tell us about "riding" with Johnny when he got his CR250 at the track. That's a GREAT story.
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John J. Mattek Jr.....Godspeed and many thanks for your service. Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.


Heres a small excerpt which I thought was fitting to post.

Before he left for Iraq, Mattek gave his family a letter to open only in case of his death. His brother, Matt Mattek, read the letter in which the Marine promised to “fear no man, no enemy” and vowed to forgo heaven “if hell is where the fight is ... They shall not mourn my death, but celebrate my life. Because every man dies, but not every man really lives. I have lived.”

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Matt,
CPL Mattek will be permanently remembered and in my prayers for his service and sacrifice so that we could enjoy our freedoms we take for granted.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:36 PM
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Doc, I was going to put up that quote as well, until I read your post. Thank you.

Godspeed John. Matt, you are truly blessed to have experienced his friendship. Thank you for your service to our country. We are forever in your debt.

May we all be able to say... "I have lived."
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He will not be forgotten, Matt. What a great story and I haven't even read it all yet. Great quote you posted, Doc.
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He will be remembered. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences, it always puts things in perspective hearing stories like that.
Thanks for your services to the USA!
Your a brave young man! It was very nice to meet you.
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