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by John Flores
When the River Dreams book.
When the River Dreams book. Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez took over as platoon commander before his company entered Hue City, and quickly found themselves surrounded by enemy forces trying to stop the Marines from entering the city, on Jan. 31, 1968, at the beginning of the horrific Tet Offensive.
Two biographies by former Edinburg resident John W. Flores; "When The River Dreams: The Life of Marine Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez," printed in fall 2006, and "Marine Sgt.
Gonzalez aggressively maneuvered the Marines in his platoon, and directed their fire until the area was cleared of snipers. Immediately after crossing a river south of Hue, the column was again hit by intense enemy fire. One of the Marines on top of a tank was wounded and fell to the ground in an exposed position. Two biographies by former Edinburg resident John W. Freddy Gonzalez: Vietnam War Hero," scheduled for release by McFarland Publishing Company, in fall 2013.
Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez took over as platoon sergeant before his company entered Hue City and quickly found themselves surrounded by enemy forces trying to stop the Marines from entering Hue City, on Jan. 31, 1968, at the beginning of . . Over the course of the next three days he was wounded several times while saving fellow Marines and launching brave, deadly, solitary attacks on enemy positions.
Reflecting on the death of a friend in a letter that he penned to his mother from Vietnam, Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez imparted, I hope all the people back home remember Victor, cause he didn’t give his life for nothing. His life was given willingly, rather than taken (p. 125). Gonzalez was killed less than two weeks later, defending his outgunned platoon against North Vietnamese Army forces in the opening days of the 1968 battle for Hue City. Flores; "When The River Dreams: The Life of Marine Sg. The Museum of South Texas History holds a permanent display containing Gonzalez's uniform and medals. At The Basic School in Stafford County, Virginia, where Marine Corps officers are trained, there is an Alfredo Gonzalez Hall.
Flores, John W. When the River Dreams: The Life of Marine Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez. No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers. Austin: Ovation Books, 2008. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2006. The Vietnam Archive Oral History Project. For more on the Shift of the Mexican American identity during the Chicano Movement, reference: Ernesto Chávez, ¡Mi Raza Primero! (My People First!)
Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who posthumously received the Medal .
Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Huế during the Vietnam War. - Early years - Gonzalez was born on May 23, 1946, in Edinburg, Texas, the only child.
At the age of 21, Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez was killed during the Tet Offensive in Hue City, Vietnam
At the age of 21, Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez was killed during the Tet Offensive in Hue City, Vietnam. For his actions defending his platoon that day, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor . This biography, an outgrowth of the author's 2006 book, When the River Dreams, covers Gonzalez's birth in 1946 to a 16-year-old single mother; his youth, when he worked with his mother as a water boy to the farm workers in the vast fields of South Texas; his high school years when he played football as an all-district. 160-pound lineman; and his enlistment, deployment and death in Vietnam.
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