It is with extreme sadness that the Corps of Cadets confirm the death of Cadet Nathan Matos ’19, a member of the Corps of Cadets. Nathan was a senior History major in the College of Liberal Arts from New Jersey, and served as the Logistics Officer on Corps Staff. All who knew Nathan will remember him as a confident and personable young man who had a resilient work ethic and a good sense of humor. He was a very well-liked young man, and his loss will affect all of us for a long time to come.
We want to offer our condolences to Nathan Matos’ family, friends and fellow cadets on his loss. We all stand together as Aggies today as we mourn the loss of one of our own. Nathan Matos will be missed by all of us.
As the Aggie Family, we hope the Matos family will take solace in knowing that Nathan will never be forgotten, and that the unique Aggie spirit of camaraderie that is such an integral part of Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets will hold fast to support them in this very difficult tim
Thanks to all of you for your concern and support of Nathan Matos, his family, and his fellow cadets. The Aggie family at its very best. God Bless Nathan Matos and his family.
“We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we.”
True to each other, as Aggies can be.”
Nathan Matos was featured as the Commandant’s weekly cadet feature on April 25, 2019. The words below were provided by Adam Buckley, 2018-2019 Corps Commander.
“Nathan Matos was a senior History Major from Hainesport, New Jersey and served as the Corps Logistics Officer. His parents are Edwin and Kathy Matos and he has a twin brother, Jordan. Family was important to Nathan, and he was overjoyed that Edwin, Kathy and Jordan were all able to be here on Family Weekend 2019, along with numerous other relatives and loved ones, to see Nathan receive his Aggie Ring and march at the front of the Pass In Review.
For his Freshman and Sophomore years, Nathan was a member of Squadron 4 and was always proud to be an Ace. He would carry that title with lasting pride as his dedication to the Corps as a whole led him to pursue a position on Corps Staff. Serving as the Corps Logistics Sergeant during his junior year, Nathan was known as a hard worker that could be relied on for any task that was thrown at him. He developed a reputation as a professional that he carried forward into the position of Corps Logistics Officer. This role entailed a myriad of duties, to include providing logistical support to all Corps Operations, supervising the Corps of Cadets Guardroom, communicating with Duncan Dining Hall Staff on behalf of the Corps and coordinating Corps Staff events throughout the year. Those who led, followed, or worked with Nathan will always remember him as the person they could turn to when they needed something done that no one else was willing to take on.
No one spent more time working for the success of the Corps of Cadets than Nathan Matos. The relationships he developed on and off the Quad will ensure that his memory and legacy live on as a positive example for how to conduct oneself in a student leadership role. Many among his friends in the Corps and organizations like HOME chose to associate with Nathan because of his passion and genuine kindness. He never failed to make everyone around him feel valued and would take time out of his day to help anyone in need without hesitation or need for recognition.
More than anything, Nate Matos will be remembered as a loyal friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His good-hearted nature broke down barriers and forged deep relationships with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. He was the type of person that made you laugh and gave you confidence that someone would have your back when things got difficult. Nathan’s unwavering commitment to others above self left a lasting impact and will be held forever in the hearts of those who strive to be that same kind of friend.”
For those who are interested in honoring Cadet Nathan Matos:
1. A visitation will take place on Thursday, April 25th from 5 to 8pm at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. Address is 2301 E 29th St, Bryan, TX 77802. All are welcome to attend and pay respects to Nathan and his family during the visitation.
2. The Corps of Cadets will conduct a Memorial Service honoring Cadet Nathan Matos on Friday, April 26th at 3:30 pm in the All Faiths Chapel on the Texas A&M campus. Due to limited seating in the Chapel, the service will be limited to family, close friends, university dignitaries and the Corps of Cadets. A public reception will follow at 4:30 pm in the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. All are welcome to attend and pay respects to Nathan and his family during the reception.
A collection box will be available in the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center this week. Any cards or letters can be dropped off between 8am and 5pm, Wednesday through Friday.
Flowers can be sent to:
Hillier Funeral Home
The Matos Family
2301 E 29th Street
Bryan, Texas 77802
If you would like to make a donation in Nathan’s name, funds can be directed to the Texas A&M Foundation. Instructions to donate to this scholarship are below.
Please make checks payable to:
Texas A&M Foundation
401 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840
**Please make written reference to the “In Memory of Nathan Matos ’19 Fund”
For those interested in contributing to this fund with a credit card, please follow these steps:
– Visit https://hubs.ly/H0hzlHZ0
Under I Would Like to Give to:
– Select “The General Memorial”
– Select or enter the amount of your gift
– Compete the “Personal Details” and “Gift Details” sections
– Under “Gift Details” check the box next to “This Gift is in Honor of Someone Special”
– Select Tribute Type and choose “In Memory”. Enter Nathan Matos in the Name field
– Continue by selecting Review Your Gift
Thanks for your support of this wonderful endeavor in the name of a fine young man who was taken from us way too soon. God Bless Nathan Matos, and God Bless the Matos family.