MARIO GONSALEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

MARIO GONSALEZ

WALL NAME

MARIO GONSALEZ

PANEL / LINE

13W/85

DATE OF BIRTH

09/12/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARIO GONSALEZ
POSTED ON 1.11.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mario is buried at Fairmont Cem, San Angelo, TX. BSM PH
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POSTED ON 2.22.2001
POSTED BY: Veterans, 1st Bn. 46th Inf. 198/196 Bdes. Americal

1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal "The Professionals"

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

Mario Gonsalez was a member of Charlie Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

"The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us.
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POSTED ON 11.24.1999
POSTED BY: DAVE FALLS
PLEASE SEE BRUCE KLINGAMAN (03/05/70)
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POSTED ON 1.18.1999
POSTED BY: Alan Johnson

Remembering Speedy

We called him "Speedy," as in the cartoon. It was not too orginal a nickname, but he answered to it cheerfully. He was always of good humor. I enjoyed his company when we were in the field. I wasn't there when he died. I was short and was in our rear Trains area when I heard the news. I left country nine days later. An errant 105 round from our firebase landed in the middle of second platoon in their night lauger. It killed Speedy, Klink and a guy that came in to the company after I left the field, Garcia. Mistakes in Vietnam were often deadly. It was a real tragedy and it ended my shortimer celebrations.
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