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Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales

“Fort Davis’ One Man Army”

 
 
T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker
Inscription. F Co. 2nd Bat. 142nd Inf. Reg. 36th Inf. Div. At Salerno, 9, Sept. 1943, alone: 4 machine gun nests, one mortar squad, one 88mm gun, wounded…kept going. At Cassino: knocked out Mark IV tank with a bazooka.

Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, European–African Middle Eastern Ribbon with Battle Stars. American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal.
 
Location. 30° 35.326′ N, 103° 53.689′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Texas Route 17/118) and Court Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Davis CSA (here, next to this marker); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Limpia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeff Davis County Jail (about 300 feet away);
T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker
Union Mercantile (about 400 feet away); Jeff Davis County (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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