Carlos Josue Gonzalez Mercado

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HQ CO 2 BN 1951-1952 (Deceased 2018)

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Carlos Josué González Mercado, 91, passed away on March 17, 2018. Carlos was born on February 26, 1927 in Humacao, PR. Drafted at 23, he arrived in Korea in mid-1951 to the Headquarters & Headquarters Co., 2nd Battalion, in Communications installing telephones. After Korea, he returned to Puerto Rico and worked as an electrician, eventually becoming union president in the south part of Puerto Rico until he retired in 1975. Carlos happily returned to Korea with our group in September 2017 always singing the theme song of the 65th Inf. Regt. to whomever would listen. We will miss him. Reported by his friend Vernon Shirley-López.