GONZALES, LUIS GARCIA  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
GONZALES, LUIS GARCIA


Rank / Branch:
CPL, E3 U.S. ARMY


Unit:
FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1945-10-24


Date of Loss:
1968-06-17


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
THUA THIEN


Status:
HOSTILE, GUN, SMALL ARMS


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

LUIS GARCIA GONZALES, JR., CORPORAL, U.S. ARMY, LAMESA, DAWSON COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Military Merit Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Luis was born in Lafierro, Texas.  He was the third child born to Luis G. Gonzales and Maria Garcia Gonzales.  He had an older sister and brother and a younger brother and sister.  The family moved to Lamesa in 1957 when Luis was in the third grade and he attended Lamesa schools.  He last attended Lamesa High School, but dropped out his sophomore year and went to work for his father who had several produce trucks.  Luis drove, loaded and unloaded trucks. 

He was drafted into the U.S. Army April 1967 and completed basic and infantry AIT at Fort Polk, Louisiana.    He began his tour in Vietnam on December 31, 1967 and was assigned as an infantryman with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Garry Owen),  1st Cavalry Division.  He and two other soldiers were killed in an ambush as they scouted out a hostile area for the patrol on June 17, 1968.  

 

Perpetual Memorial Garden's Cemetery, Lamesa, Texas

He was awarded a posthumous Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Vietnam Military Merit Medal.  He was buried with full military honors in the Lamesa Perpetual Garden’s Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas.  He was survived by his parents, his older sister, Olga; older brother, Arthur and his younger brother, Leon and his youngest sister, Ninfa, all of Lamesa, Texas. 

Parent's Posthumous Awards of Medals. 

His parents are now deceased, his mother died in 1993 and his father in early 1994.  His sister, Olga Urias is now deceased.  His older brother and younger brother Leon, continue to live Lamesa and his youngest sister, Ninfa Alvarado lives in Midland, Texas.   

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