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Sylvester Austin ("Beck") MATTINGLY was born on 12 Jun 1915 in Daviess Co., KY.79birth record: Vol. 58, certificate #25815He died on 20 Nov 1944 in Southern France.80per Pat Hartlage (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Sylvester Austin Mattingly was killed in combat in France on 20 Nov 1944. I have a copy of thenewspaper announcement.His obituary was printed in Dec 1944 in Daviess Co.?, KY?81 in an unknown newspaper. Per Pat Hartlage, there was a New Year's ad on the back:
Staff Sergeant Sylvester "Beck" Mattingly, son of Mr. C.C. Mattingly, of
Knottsville, and Pvt. Harold Louis Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman
Taylor, Livermore Road, were killed in action in the European theater of
war, according to word received from the War Department.
The two heroes are graduates of the Daviess County High School, Sgt.
Mattingly being a graduate of the 1934 class, and Pvt. Taylor of the 1929
class.They are the fifth and sixth alumni of the school to give their
lives for their country.
Sgt. Mattingly, who was with an infantry unit, was killed in action in
Southern France on November 20 according to word received by his sister,
Mrs. D. E. Roby of Owensboro, on December 6.
He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army, February 28, 1941.He was
first sent to Ft. Lewis, Washington, and from there to Ft. Ord,
California, and then to Camp Pickett, Virginia.He was then sent
overseas and landed in French Morocco about November 2, 1942.From the
battlefields of Africa he sent to Sicily, and from there to Italy where
he was seriously wounded September 29, 1943.He was sent to a hospital
in North Africa where he spent three months, and from there was sent back
to his division.He was again wounded, but slightly, and remained for
treatment in a hospital in Italy.He rejoined his comrades in Southern
Italy, and was with them in Southern France where he was fatally wounded.
He is survived by his father, six sisters and five brothers:Mrs. D. E.
Roby and Mrs. Nannie Mae Higdon, Owensboro; Mrs. Kate Dishman, Detroit;
Mrs. Mary Calahan and Mrs. Helen Abel, Louisville; Mrs. Pauline Aull,
Knottsville; Garland and Eugene Mattingly, Louisville; Casper and Joseph
Mattingly, Knottsville; Eugene Mattingly, Louisville; and Herman
(MIKE: Eugene was listed twice and my grandfather not at all. My mother knew nothing about the death of her father's half-brother.)
His obituary was printed on 7 Dec 1944 in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY.20
On p. 1 of the Owensboro Inquirer dated 7 Dec 1944 (with photo), it reads:
"KILLED IN ACTION--Staff Sergeant Beck Mattingly, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Mattingly, 621 West Highland Avenue, was killed in action in France, November 20, according to word received from the War Department. He was with an infantry unit, having been in the Army three years, and overseas two years."He served in the military 21 Feb 1941 to 20 Nov 1944 in France.82