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EDWIN GONZALEZ, HN USN KIA 08 OCT 2010, AFGHANISTAN

October 10, 2010 by  
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EDWIN GONZALEZ KIA 08 OCT 2010 in AFGHANISTAN

EDWIN GONZALEZ KIA 08 OCT 2010 in AFGHANISTAN

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gonzalez Family, Shipmates, and Friends, Corpsman.com grieves with you on your loss–D/C

The U.S. Department of Defense identified a North Miami Beach sailor Sunday as a casualty in the war in Afghanistan.
Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, died Friday in a roadside blast in the Helmand province.
Gonzalez had been assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp LeJeune, N.C.
The blast in the Helmand province killed three NATO service members, including a Briton.

The Helmand province is in the south of Afghanistan, where fighting has surged since NATO and Afghan forces launched operation Dragon Strike last month in areas around Kandahar city – 260 miles (420 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Kabul – to flush out militants and destroy their strongholds. Southern Afghanistan is the birthplace of the Taliban, and the hard-line militia’s presence is strong there.
At least 2,014 NATO service members have died since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/10/1866677/sailor-from-north-miami-beach.html#ixzz11z2iPbDq

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25 Responses to “EDWIN GONZALEZ, HN USN KIA 08 OCT 2010, AFGHANISTAN”
  1. we love you edwin. superman lives in our hearts and minds. we miss you greatly. <3

  2. DeeDee says:

    my heart goes out to the family and friends of this young corpsman.

  3. Rdeluca_77 says:

    Edwin was a great shipmate, and a outstanding Corpsman. The goofy smile or smirk he always had on his face even when thinks weren't going his way, always could make you think it was going to be better. Gonzo was always there to take care of his Marines and will be missed by all.

    Rest in Peace Gonzo. Rest Easy Brother.

    HM1 (FMF) Rocco DeLuca

    1st Battalion 8th Marines

  4. Rocco Deluca says:

    Edwin was a great shipmate, and a outstanding Corpsman. The goofy smile or smirk he always had on his face even when thinks weren't going his way, always could make you think it was going to be better. Gonzo was always there to take care of his Marines and will be missed by all.

    Rest in Peace Gonzo. Rest Easy Brother.

    HM1 (FMF) Rocco DeLuca

    1st Battalion 8th Marines

  5. slendy says:

    I'm going to miss him so much, even though I lost contacts with him after I was stationed in Japan. He will always be my shipmate and my superman. I only have great memories of him in our school years. May he rest in peace.

  6. HM2 Planas says:

    RIP Brother. If anyone would like to send words of encouragment to the family, please email samuel.planas@navy.mil. My command is assisting and I am an HM2 at my command. Please feel free to contact me. I cannot give any details or interviews but will be more than happy to pass any words to the family. Samuel.Planas@navy.mil

  7. HM2 Planas says:

    RIP Brother. If anyone would like to send words of encouragment to the family, please email samuel.planas@navy.mil. My command is assisting and I am an HM2 at my command. Please feel free to contact me. I cannot give any details or interviews but will be more than happy to pass any words to the family. Samuel.Planas@navy.mil

  8. Ny1st says:

    May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted knowing that he was a hero who died for his country.

  9. HM3 Angel Ferrer says:

    Me and “Gonzo” went to Corps School together and would always call each other “puertorican brothers from different mothers”. He would always tell me how motivated he was to be out there with the Marines in the frontlines and his reason for it because when he was little he almost drowned on a pool and a Marine saved him. Lost contact with him after we both graduated. I still can't believe this happened (having shivers right now) and I can only give my sincerest condolences to the family of this great hero. Rest in Peace bro.

    HM3 Angel Ferrer

    NBHC Port Hueneme

  10. Gvmline5 says:

    It was nice talking to him the last time he visited us at St.Stephens in Miramar. I remember how excited he was to be a newlywed and loved to show off his ring. We grew up together going to Sunday school and I will always remember that smirk he always had in class. He was such a sweet person and proud of who he was, You will be missed buddy.

  11. manningrr says:

    Edwin was a great young man and a great Corpsman. He loved his job and it showed every day. I never had to worry about anything when it came to his Marines. Rocco said it best because he did always have a smile on his face and that made everyone around him smile. I will never forget you Gonzo. You will forever be an inspiration to us all. Rest in Peace brother.

    HMC(FMF/SW) Randal Manning

  12. Jstickel says:

    As a proud father of a 1/8 Marine, I thank God that men like Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez dedicate their lives to their country and to their Marines. May God Bless and watch over Edwin, his family and all our of our brave men and women in uniform.

  13. Loris453 says:

    So sorry for the loss of your precious son and husband. May God bless you and ease the pain of your grief.

    Annie Swearngin

  14. HM2 (FMF) Zuni says:

    Its always the great ones who go first, nonetheless, we have a duty to our country and our families; to protect. HN Gonzalez. You will be an inspiration to many, a memory to the rest. You will always be forever in our hearts and minds. See you soon brotha.

    My condolences to the family.

    HM2 (FMF) ZUNI, USN

    OHSU Dallas DET-A

  15. Coryann Manwaring says:

    rest in peace

  16. Coryann Manwaring says:

    rest in peace

  17. Katienino says:

    katienino@hotmail.com please contact me

  18. Katienino says:

    katienino@hotmail.com please contact me

  19. Fcnatkong says:

    My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. My grandson was a friend of his. It hits so close to home when something like this happens. Again, deepest sympathies to his family.

  20. Dorinda says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Gonzalez family. May you find peace in knowing he was a true hero in the hearts of all military families.

  21. Dorinda says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Gonzalez family. May you find peace in knowing he was a true hero in the hearts of all military families.

  22. John says:

    Our Prayers and Condolences to the family of Gonzales. he was a good corpsman. I was with him in 1/8 before their deployment to afghan and he was a really good guy. May he rest in peace.

  23. Brandon says:

    I would like to take this moment to thank you for all that you have done Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez. The things you have done will never be forgotten and your sacrafice not in vein. May you be at peace with all the other Heros up there.

  24. Conway Eastwood says:

    Thanks for everything, Doc. You were too young to die like this. May you rest in peace.