ANDRES A GOMEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

ANDRES ARMANDO R GOMEZ

WALL NAME

ANDRES A GOMEZ

PANEL / LINE

34E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

09/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/10/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ANAHEIM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR ANDRES ARMANDO R GOMEZ
POSTED ON 1.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Andres Gomez,
Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer, door gunner/ Your 51st anniversary is soon, sad. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.22.2018

Ground Casualty

Under the cover of darkness on January 10, 1968, North Vietnamese Army forces crept into Kotum Airfield in the Central Highlands in Kotum Province, RVN, and destroyed several aircraft, killed six Americans, and wounded 21 others. Between 2:04 to 2:35 AM, the enemy breached the perimeter and conducted a raid on the airfield with B-40 rockets, small arms fire, and satchel charges. The lost Americans included SP4 Loyde D. Armor, SP4 Thomas Carpenter Jr., PFC Richard D. Devine Jr., PFC Andres A. Gomez, PFC Robert W. Muncy, and SP4 Robert Pfeister. Seven UH-1H helicopters were destroyed, eight others damaged, and eight trucks damaged. At least five NVA were killed during the attack, some reportedly by explosions from their own satchel charges. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, redwarriors.us, and Pacific Stars & Stripes, January 11, 1968]
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POSTED ON 5.31.2016
POSTED BY: Mike Ervin

Guilt

I was with the 2/1 Cavalry and on guard duty the night of 1/10/68 the night of the attack on Kontum Airfield. We had no way to direct contact that night and could not report the noise of digging on a small trail that ran close to our position. When I was relieved about 2:00 am I told my replacement of the noise that sounded of digging. I was headed to the como bunker to report what I heard but the attack started. We killed 5 V.C. and about a dozen that could be seen with the flares and explosions going on. When the light of morning came we found about the deaths at the airfield. The only way I could warned the airfield to be alerted was for me to leave my position early and open our company to a same type attack. I continue to feel the guilt for the 6 that died and if I should left my post.
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POSTED ON 10.2.2015

andres armando r gomrz

i thank u for giving ur life in the war am doing a biography on this man and from what i gathered he is a stand up man he was only 20 when he died ..... on veterans day ill be thinking of u and all who died in the war but more u cuz i know facts about you and the reason i chose u cuz u have my last name Gomez
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POSTED ON 12.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Andres Armando R Gomez, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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