Bio: Mattson, Donald J. (Military News - 1967)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Mattson, Maes, Wall
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/6/1967
Mattson, Donald J. (Military News - 1967)
Three Neillsville residents returned late last week from the west coast where they were present as their son and brother, Commander Donald J. Mattson, received his first destroyer command.
Present for the event were Mr. and Mrs. John Mattson of Neillsville, parents of the commander, and Mrs. Ellis (Toddy) Wall, a sister.
Commander Mattson is a graduate of Neillsville High School, and has been a career navy officer since December, 1952, following his graduation from Wisconsin State University - River Falls, in June, 1951.
His ship is the Moore, which set sail shortly after the transfer ceremonies at San Diego, Calif., for Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, and eventual service in support of the Vietnam War.
Prior to taking command of the U. S. S. Moore, Commander Mattson was assigned to the CONCRUDES-PAC staff as automatic data processing and project officer. He is married to the former Jean Maes of Monterey, Calif., and has six children. The Mattsons reside in San Diego.
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