Carlos M. Gonzalez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Middletown, NY

Branch of Service: United States Army

Rank: Cpl.

101ST SIGNAL DETACHMENT, 501ST SPEC TRP BN, (1 MEF) FORT CAMPBELL, KY. Carlos was born May 23, 1983 in Passaic, NJ and raised in Middletown, NY. He graduated from Minisink Valley High School in 2001, and was a member of the JROTC during all four years of high school. After graduation, he studied at Military College in Valley Forge, PA focusing on communications.

Carlos, a signal support systems specialist, entered the Army in May 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell, KY in January 2005. He was assigned to the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, KY. He was killed March 16, 2006 when a mortar round detonated in Tikrit, Iraq.

Carlos was a happy young man who was always smiling. He was a forgiving person who could never hold a grudge, had a hilarious laugh and was an unforgettable friend. He enjoyed what he was doing and felt that joining the Army was the best thing he could do for his country and family. He considered the Army his second family and was so proud being part of the 101st Signal Detachment.

Age: 22

Date of Death: March 16, 2006

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