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Here is some additional information pertaining to his injuries. Here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125357815/frederick-lawrence-gonzales
Name: Frederick L Gonzales Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1918 Nativity State or Country: California Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Los Angeles, California Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Stenographers and typists Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1941 Enlistment Place: Los Angeles, California Service Number: 39231171 Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 64 Weight: 123 Name: Frederick L Gonzales Gender: Male Race: White/Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Birth Place: USA Admission Date: Aug 1943 Admission Place: Sicily Discharge Date: Aug 1943 Military Branch: Artillery Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Wound, lacerated; Location: Scalp; CausativeAgent: Shell fragment; shell explosion Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty (Battle Casualty) Type of Discharge: Duty (returned to) Service Number: 39231171 Name: Frederick L Gonzales Gender: Male Race: White/Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Date: Aug 1943 Admission Place: Sicily Discharge Date: Aug 1943 Military Branch: Artillery Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Wound, lacerated; Location: Scalp; CausativeAgent: Shell fragment; shell explosion; Diagnosis: Wound(s), Lacerated; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Other or Unspec to Blast, Fragments, Debris Type of Discharge: Duty (returned to) Service Number: 39231171
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