Jose J. Gonzalez

U.S. Air Force Master SGT
Line of Duty Death: August 29, 2010

U.S. Air Force Master SGT • Line of Duty Death: August 29, 2010

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US Air Force Master Sergeant Jose Gonzalez lost his life on August 21, 2019 during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire. MSgt Gonzalez was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. 

MSgt Gonzalez deployed seven times during his career. He deployed twice as a Marine in 2003 and 2005, and as an Army infantryman in 2009. As a Green Beret, he deployed to South America in 2014 and 2018, and to Afghanistan in 2016 and 2019.

MSgt Gonzalez, who was 35 years of age at the time of his death, is survived by his wife, Brenda, and two children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage held on the Gonzalez family’s home.

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