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David M. Gonzales


U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, World War II

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 Photo Contributed by:  Greg Young                 
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December 14, 1999

Dear Congressman Howard L. Berman,
     I David V. Gonzales, Jr. have recently been informed by the Veterans community Center, Santa Ana University, Riverside University and veteran organizations, that current published magazines and books have been featuring the wrong picture and possibly misleading information pertaining to my father, P.F.C. David M. Gonzales.  To my knowledge, the incorrect picture and data was obtained from the department of the United States Army.  It has also come to my attention that an inaccurate photograph has been on display in the United States Pentagon.  I consider this situation to be very critical, not only to myself, but to American history.  My father was extremely proud to serve this great country and deserves to be remembered with honor and respect.
     In addition to this letter a correct picture and news article of P.F.C. David M. Gonzales, will be included.  On behalf of the entire Gonzales family and myself, we would deeply appreciate it very much if you would further investigate the situation and correct this error.
     Thank you very much for your time and generous effort to research this mistake and have it corrected as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
David V. Gonzales, Jr.

 

It is not unusual due to the number of Medal Recipients, to occasionally discover mistakes in the official records.  A photo has sometimes appeared purportedly of World War II hero David Gonzales, that is a case of mistaken identity.  

The above photo was contributed through Greg Young on behalf of David V. Gonzales, Jr. in an effort to correct this common error.

At right is a copy of a 1999 letter written by MOH Recipient David Gonzales' surviving son, in additional efforts to correct the official record.

2001, by DailyNews.com
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In November 2002 David Gonzales, Jr.'s efforts finally paid off and the correct photo was placed under his father's name in the Pentagon.  Click HERE to read a news story of this resolution.

 

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