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Author Flores, John W., 1958-

Title Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War hero / John W. Flores ; forewords by Bill Richardson and Capt. Charles Stuppard, U.S. Navy.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    959.7043 FLO 2014    Available
Edition Revised edition.
Description xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Part One. A new little man -- A struggle from the start -- A neighborhood of mothers -- Part Two. Courage of youth -- Dreams of the very young -- Whispers from the whirlwind -- The cyclone of war -- Part Three. Destinies -- A proud mama's boy -- Enlightened will -- The quagmire of Hue -- An ancient defense -- The ordinary supernatural -- Part Four. Tragedy of war -- The long way home -- The new kid -- Appendix: The legacy of Sgt. Alfred Cantu Gonzalez.
Summary "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, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Later, in 1996, a U.S. Navy warship, the USS Gonzalez, was named after him"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gonzalez, Freddy, 1946-1968.
Gonzalez, Freddy, 1946-1968 -- Correspondence.
United States. Marine Corps -- Biography.
Hispanic American soldiers -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Biography.
Heroes -- United States -- Biography.
Medal of Honor -- Biography.
Hispanic Americans -- Texas -- Edinburg -- Biography.
Added Title When the river dreams
ISBN 9780786474219 (softcover : alkaline paper)
0786474211 (softcover : alkaline paper)

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