I've been trying to wait on this one until I got the records, but it seems they keep giving me that BS story about the fire. Naturally, the USMC records went untouched. Until then, here it is, a bit jumbled. Figured it was a good time, in wake of Memorial Day tomorrow.
My wife met this couple's son over a year ago, and as he and his wife had no kids of their own, he was glad to pass this group off to someone who would keep it intact and honor it. I had it nearly documented a few months back, but a computer crash lost the images. Plus, now that I have a scanner, the quality is much better.
Frederick A. Gonzalez II was born in Puerto Rico in 1911. He appears to have come to the States in 1938, and joined the Marine Corps in October of 1939, shortly after Germany invaded Poland, probably forseeing the pending war. He went to boot camp in San Diego, CA. He was assigned to either the 28th or 29th Platoon, he has images of both...
Edited by Brig, 15 October 2015 - 04:20 AM.