The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Ralph E. Mattson
Private, U.S. Army
Date of Death
August 20, 1951
Private Mattson was a member of Battery B, 26th Field Artillery Battalion stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. On August 20, 1951, he and ten fellow servicemen were loading into a 2-1/2 ton truck about one mile south of McGuire Air Force Base, when a T-33A Shooting Star fighter crashed nearby and its wing tank set the truck ablaze killing all servicemen on the ground.