Unique farewell for Texoma soldier

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

DENISON - As the war in Iraq continues, many soldiers with Texoma ties are overseas fighting. KXII got a chance to take a look at a Texoma family who has a history of military tradition send off another one of their own in style.

"I thought it was just going to be a pool party-- that's what I expected," Trevor Matejowsky said.

But Matejowsky got a lot more than that. Famliy and friends, along with a helicopter and skydiveres all wished him farewell and good luck.

"We wanted to send him off in true American style," his father, Rodney Matejowsky said. "He's obvioulsy a hero to his family, but we're here with our friends, neighbors and everyone to show that we're here, 100% behind the troops."

Trevor Matejowsky is a member of the Marine Corps' first tank division, Charlie Company. His father says a distant family relative is captain Jesse Billingsley is the first man in Texas history who said the phrase, "Remember the Alamo." Trevor said his great grandfather fought during WWI, his grandfather during WWII, and his father fought in Vietnam, which prompted Trevor to join.

"My initial reaction was 'Don't do it son,' but whatever you do, I'll support," Rodney said. "He decided to do it and I'm 100% behind him."


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  • by David Location: Austin, TX on Sep 6, 2007 at 10:55 AM
    Thanks Trevor to you and your compatriots for service to our great country. We wish you all the best. Good luck and Godspeed. Semper Fi!!
  • by Cindy Location: Area on Sep 4, 2007 at 09:27 AM
    Thank you Trevor and May God be with you and your fellow soldiers!!
  • by Mom Location: California on Sep 3, 2007 at 10:24 PM
    Thank you for your service to our country. I pray that God keeps you, and all our military men and women, safe. And to the parents, thank you for raising a son who is proud to serve our country. Our troops in my thoughts and prayers daily, and my children and I support you!
  • by Jana Location: Sherman on Sep 3, 2007 at 07:05 PM
    Good luck Trevor and thank you for your service to our country.
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