Jose Renteria Diaz

Army of the United States
26 January 1949 - 12 April 1969
Barstow, Texas
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Jose R Diaz

The database page for Jose Renteria Diaz

19 Apr 2004

Jose "Tex" Diaz was born in Pecos, Texas, and he attended schools in Barstow, Texas. Barstow is right on the Pecos River and Barstow is in Ward County, Texas and the County Line to Reeves County, Texas (Pecos) is the Pecos River. He was active in football, basketball and boxing. He joined the Army from high school. He began his tour in July 1968 in Chu Lai, Vietnam. He was killed by an explosive device while on patrol on April 12, 1969.

He is remembered by both Ward County and Reeves County. He is also remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.

From a Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown

29 Sep 2005

My name is Miguel Urias Gastelo from San Jose, California. I served with Jose "Tex" Renteria Diaz in the same Platoon and we were friends. I was there with him when he was killed on 12 April 1969. I would very much to contact his family or have his family contact me so that I can explain what occurred on that day, if they still want to know, or share other memories of Jose with them. If anyone in his family would like to contact me, please do so on my e-mail I have waited all these years to talk to his family and I hope that time is here. Thank You.

From a friend,
Miguel Urias Gastelo

05 Mar 2007

I want to thank you for sacrificing your life so that my family can enjoy the freedoms that you fought and died for. My name is Waci Diaz and I'm from Oneida, Wisconsin. I am proud to have the same last name as you!

From a student,
Waci Diaz
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The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Apr 2004
Last updated 08/03/2007