In Memory

Fred Ochoa (Class Of 68)

Alfredo Ochoa Jr
Private First Class

  Home of Record:  El Paso, TX
  Date of birth:   02/15/1950

  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   E2
  Rank:            Private First Class
  ID No:           2442740
  MOS:             0311: RIFLEMAN
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            3RD PLT, E CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF

  Start Tour:      01/08/1969
  Incident Date:   06/12/1969
  Casualty Date:   06/12/1969
  Age at Loss:     19
  Location:        Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device


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05/18/09 10:13 PM #1    

Fernando V. Gonzalez

A proud hero, he died fighting for our country. I was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful Vietnmam Memorial in Washington, DC. The only name I looked up was Freddie's.

Always remember, many have laid down their lives so that many can live free!

Rest in peace, brother.

Fernie Gonzalez (Class of '69, Vietnam Veteran '72)

09/23/09 03:50 PM #2    

Art Rocha (Class Of 72)

Fred, I know you are in Heaven because you died in Hell. Someday I will join you and share stories. Welcome Home Brother-in-Arms. May peace be with your family.

10/08/09 07:10 PM #3    

Mary Lou Torres (Class Of 68) (Quintana)

Fred, was a true gentlemen in high school, when everyone was going wild and against the war, he joined the US Marines. I still remember when he told me before graduation that he had joined the service, I was very proud of him. He was one of the first in my era to die for his country, and I will always be proud to have been in his graduation class. He was a True Tiger and will always shine with the brightest stars in the sky.

Mary Lou Torres Quintana class of 68

04/05/10 07:27 PM #4    

Charley Gallegos


07/28/11 09:22 AM #5    

Alfredo Montoya (Class Of 68)

Fred was my best friend in HS and I'll never forget him. It broke my heart when I heard of his passing, however I myself was overseas in the "wild blue yonder" when it happened. I pray for his family, and recently connected with Offie his sister whom also is a dear friend. Thank you for your service Fred, and I know we'll be seeing each other when I get home and be together with JESUS!!

10/05/19 10:37 AM #6    

Gabriel Mendoza

I’ve been looking for you for quite some time now. I thought you had made it to a medic. I knew you were gone but couldn’t remember where I had seen you. Those were deadly days, our days. I had the chance to join you in heaven twice but it was my dumb luck to survive. How I wish you were still here so we could talk the talk about walking the walk. We will meet again in a couple of years. Pray for me and I’ll pray for you. Until then Rest In Peace Marine! SSG Mendoza.

09/11/23 09:35 PM #7    

Charley Smith (Class Of '68) (Smith)

Semper Fi Brother

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