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Matousek and Enix honored into HHS Hall of Fame

John Charles Matousek, or J.C. as he was known growing up, was born June 15, 1952, in Enid, Okla. The oldest child of Ernest and Delores Matousek, he grew up on the family farm, just north of Hennessey, with his siblings: David, Denis, James, Mary and Robert. Matousek graduated from Hennessey High School as the valedictorian in 1970. He left home to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, graduating as a member of the class of 1974, Pride of the Corps, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  

Matousek served for 22 years as an armor officer in the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War and the First Gulf War. During his time in the Army, he served in the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Cavalry Regiment, and the European Command Head Quarters, across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and the Balkans. He also served as an R.O.T.C. professor of Military Science at Oklahoma State University and as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. It was in those two assignments that he developed his love for teaching. He retired from the US Army Aug 1, 1996, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.



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