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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 8/1/18 - by
    PFC Carlos M. Gonzales was an Indirect Fire Infantryman serving with E Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On June 10, 1969, his unit was at LZ Liz, a U.S. Army forward support base located in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. At 6:05 AM, a hostile force fired a single 60mm mortar round at Liz. The projectile overflew the base and landed outside the perimeter of Liz with negative casualties or damage. While PFC Gonzales’ 4.2’’ mortar team was conducting a counter artillery fire request, a flash fire occurred in the munitions next to the fire tube. Gonzales suffered burns over 80% of his body in the incident. He was medically evacuated to the 312th Evacuation Hospital at Chu Lai where he succumbed to his injuries five days later. Gonzales was posthumously promoted to Corporal. [Taken from and]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/8/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Carlos M. Gonzales, Served with Company E, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/15/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Carlos M Gonzales, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/3/10 - by Robert Sage
    Carlos is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in South San Gabriel,CA.
  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/4/10 - by
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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