United States Army
WWII vet Raymond Matwich peformed a critical job during the war: guarding the door of the war room in which Operation Dragoon -- the invasion of south France -- was being made. General Truscott asked him to guard the door from the inside, which allowed Ray to see all the plans laid out on the table. He said the generals must have had a lot of trust in him to let him into that room. That trust was well deserved. Ray, now 92, received five Battle Stars and was discharged as a Corporal after the war ended. The Leavittsburg, Ohio, resident was active in American Legion and is a lifetime member. He was also active in the community as a baseball coach for all ages.