Jerry Matysek

  • Rank During: Seaman (E-3)
  • U.S. Navy
  • United States
  • USS Unadilla (ATA-182)

Jerry Matysek joined the Navy during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Unadilla, the sister- ship of the infamous USS Pueblo.  The ship, which contained sensitive electronic listening equipment, steamed along the Korean shores and conducted air-sea rescue missions.  The ship was required to tie- up on the far end of the pier in Japan because of the need for secrecy.  While my father rarely talked in depth about his time in Korea, his children are proud and honored by his service to his nation.  He returned to Texas and has been married to Joanne Berry for 60 years.

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