GONZALES ORLANDO E

MG Orlando "Orlie" E. Gonzales was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/01/2015 at the age of 84.9
Alexandria, VA
Flight Class 56-10
Date of Birth 12/20/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 268 CAB in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam LIGHTNING 6
This information was provided by Maya Gonzales (wife)

More detail on this person: Major General ORLANDO E. GONZALES, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away on November 1, 2015 at the age of 84 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital with his family by his side. Loving husband of Maye, father of Maurina Gonzales and Jema Cooper, brother to Sarah DeLorenzo and Bernadine Gayet, grandfather to Laurel Fisher, Alyssa Klinksiek, Matthew and Alexandra Cooper, and great-grandson Lucius Fisher. He is preceded in death by his daughter JoAnn Gonzales and brother Leo Gilbert Gonzales. Orlie was born on December 20, 1930 in Model, CO. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served for 35 years before retiring as a Major General in 1986. A Master Aviator, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and ran many major military commands throughout his career. Family will receive friends at a visitation on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. A public celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015, also at Demaine's. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a future date. www.demainefuneralhomes.com

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Date posted on this site: 09/19/2018


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