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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 (State Highway 17/118) and Court Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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