Fallen soldier's mother speaks at Veterans Day event

Freddy Gonzalez

Wednesday was a special day at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen.

Veterans received a special treat after the mother of Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez presented the home with a painting of her son.

The fallen Rio Grande Valley soldier died saving the lives of several men in his platoon in Vietnam back in 1968.

Gonzalez was posthumously awarded the medal of honor for his bravery.

His mother Doila Gonzalez spoke with Action 4 News at the event.