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Alfredo Freddy  Gonzalez



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Hillcrest Cemetery


Born:  May 23, 1946 at Edinburg, TX

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from San Antonio, TX

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism February 04, 1968 at Thua Thien, Vietnam

Died:  February 04, 1968 at the age of 21

During Operation Hue City, Sergeant Gonzalez' unit was deployed to relieve pressure on the beleaguered city. While moving by convoy along Route No. 1 the Marines received a heavy volume of enemy fire. Sergeant Gonzalez maneuvered his platoon and directed their fire until the area was cleared of snipers. After crossing a river south of Hue, the column was again hit and one of the Marines on top of a tank was wounded and fell to the ground. Sergeant Gonzalez ran through the fire-swept area, lifted him up and though receiving fragmentation wounds during the rescue, carried the wounded Marine to a covered position for treatment. When the company was halted by an enemy bunker, Sergeant Gonzalez exposed himself to enemy fire and moved his men to a dike across from the bunker. He then moved to the fire-swept road and destroyed the hostile position. Seriously wounded again three days later, he refused medical treatment and continued to supervise his. The following day the enemy again pinned down the company, inflicting heavy casualties. Sergeant Gonzalez, utilizing a number of light antitank assault weapons, fearlessly moved from position to position firing numerous rounds at the heavily fortified enemy emplacements before falling mortally wounded.



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