HMC Pedro J. Gonzales

HMC Pedro J. Gonzales


Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Date of Death: April 7, 2001
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: Chief Hospital Corpsman
Unit: Joint Task Force for Recovery (JTFR) of MIAs

Birth: Feb. 12, 1964
Death: Apr. 7, 2001

HMC US Navy Persian Gulf Distinguished Service Medal

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

In Memory HMC (FMF/SW/DV) Pedro J. Gonzales was tragically killed April 7, 2001 in Quang Binh, Vietnam while serving with the Joint Task Force for Recovery (JTFR) of MIAs from the Vietnam War. Whether in the field with the Fleet Marine Force, on-site with a saturation dive team, or acting as an independent duty corpsman,  Doc Gonzo gave you his best. He set the standard for others to emulate. He was, in fact, an instructor and mentor for many of the young Diving Medical Technicians who are deployed worldwide with the various diving commands on various deployments.

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