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New Collins Cemetery - Alice, Jim Wells, Texas

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New Collins Cemetery - Alice, Jim Wells, Texas

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Gonzalez
Is there anyone out there, in the area of this cemetery, that would kindly take a photo of a headstone. Would be very much appreciated!

Guadalupe Gonzalez (nickname Speedy)
B: 26 Nov 1941
D: 24 Mar 1970

New Collins Cemetery
Plot: Grave 8 Section E5 lot 137
Alice, Jim Wells, Texas, USA

SSgt. Guadalupe Gonzalez Served in the United States Marine Corps for a period of 10 years and had served 1 tour in Vietnam.

Returned to San Diego California and trained to be a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. He trained numerous Platoons of Recruits in becoming Unites States Marines.

In December of 1969 he left MCRD San Diego and returned to Vietnam to start his 2nd tour of duty. On March 24 1970 while engaged with the enemy, SSgt. Gonzalez was seriously wounded and died of multiple fragmentation wounds.

Thanks so much!

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tjshome2001 29 Oct 2012 6:25AM GMT 
eligiopena 2 Nov 2012 7:30PM GMT 
tjshome2001 2 Nov 2012 11:58PM GMT 
joe73tx 12 Nov 2012 4:20PM GMT 
tjshome2001 13 Nov 2012 6:13PM GMT 
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