George Gonzalez was a military and police veteran from New York City, New York, United States. He served in with the U.S. Army, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Transportation Security Administration and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA).
Gonzalez was a recipient of several military awards. Among them were the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
When Gonzalez left the U.S. Army, his rank was sergeant. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He was a native of Brooklyn, New York City. (a)
- He was a fan of the Major League Baseball (MLB) team New York Yankees. (b)
- He attended Canarsie High School in New York City. (a)
- From April 2003 to November 2005, he served in the U.S. Army as a cannon crewmember in field artillery on active duty. (b)
- From August 2004 to July 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. (b)
- From November 2005 to March 2011, he remained in the Army Reserve. (b)
- In July 2018, he joined the PFPA. (a)
- In 2020, the PFPA promoted him to the rank of senior officer. (a)
- On August 3, 2021, Austin William Lanz exited a bus at the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington, Virginia, USA, fatally stabbed him without provocation. Using his service weapon, Lanz then fatally shot himself. (a) (b)
- He died at the age of 37. (a)