On November 8th, 2020 James Waldo Matchette, DVM, Col (USAF Reserves), made his Final Flight and flew west (with his Vet bag) to touch the hand of God.

Jim was born Jan 10, 1936 outside Swayzee, IN, to Ada Rachel Baker Matchette and Henry Waldo Matchette. He grew up in the Swayzee area and graduated from Swayzee High School. After high school, Doc went to Purdue University, graduating with Honors as a Distinguished Graduate, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. November 1957, the Colonel began his 31-year Air Force career as a Fighter Pilot, Amphibious Pilot and a Helicopter Pilot.

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