|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1947|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1967|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Jose was born in Penjamo, Mexico prior to coming to California. He enlisted in the Marines 1 November 1966 in Los Angeles.
Jose died as a result of gunshot wounds to the body from rifle fire during an engagement with enemy forces 5 kilometers Northwest of the Cua Viet River mouth. He was e participating in Operation Fortress Ridge.
Jose was living with his sister as both parents were deceased. Survived by his sister, Rosa Medel Mendoza of Compton, California.
Deceased parents were Ladislao and Rosa M Gonzalez.
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Home of Record: Compton, CA
Date of birth: 08/04/1947
Service: United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss: E2
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 2297795
MOS: 0341: MORTARMAN
Length Service: 01
Unit: M CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
Start Tour: 04/26/1967
Incident Date: 12/21/1967
Casualty Date: 12/21/1967
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
On the Wall at: Panel 32E Line 38
Los Angeles County
Created by: Billy M. Brown
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96437195
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Not forgotten.Semper Fi,|
Added: Mar. 17, 2013
May his sacrifice not be forgotten.|
Billy M. Brown
Added: Sep. 3, 2012