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 Later, in 1996, in honor of his actions a U.S Navy warship, the USS Gonzalez, was named after him 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 Utilizing many interviews with his family, friends and fellow Marines, this biography thoroughly chronicles the life of a hero....
|Title||:||Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero|
|Publisher||:||McFarland Revised edition January 8, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||236 pages|
|File Size||:||576 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero Reviews
I read this book because I served during the Vietnam conflict and was born in McAllen. This author had actual events that in all provide the reader a connection to Freddy. I highly recommend this book.
Being a Vietnam veteran, I am pleased by the book and the author's dedication to a true hero. I would recommend this book to all veterans from that era.
Freddy Gonzalez was a hero amongst heroes. I found this book to be well written and very informative. His mother is a class act and very hard working. It is a shame that the VA does not take care of those that have served our fine country. May God bless America and a sincere Thank You to all the veterans of all military branches.
The book, "Freddy Gonzalez--Vietnam War Hero" is a biographical portrayal of the life of marine sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez, one of America's most decorated war heroes. Author John W. Flores does a quality job in capturing the essence of the story -- the love and devotion of mother and son for each other, as well as the heroic deeds of a young soldier in war.
John Flores' Texas roots and his own service background enabled him to gain the trust of the Gonzalez family. He did a wonderful job in telling the story of this brave Marine. This book should be included in all recommendations as a must-read for anyone hosting Hispanic Heritage events. Whether you agreed with the Vietnam War or not, Gonzalez was a hero of the first rank.