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JOSEPH CRUZ BAZA


is honored on Panel 45E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Joe Baza

    Posted on 11/22/11 - by Dennis Moreno dmoreno@mgmre.com
    Joe is with me everyday on so many levels. His funeral was such an emotional event in my life. I can only imagine what the family went through and are still going through.

    In high school, Joe started an exercise program of working up to 250 sit ups and 250 push ups everyday. Within a matter of months, he became so strong and his looks changed so much. Today as I do my 150 sit ups each morning, Joe is with me, pushing me on.

    When I visited Wash. D.C. it was a cold snowy day in February and that would not keep me from visiting the wall. During my search for Joe's name tears came to my eyes. It is hard to remember the name without the blur of tears and time.
    Miss you Joe. You are one of my heros.
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  • Fearless Pole Vaulter

    Posted on 11/21/11 - by Dennis Mar DennisRMar3@yahoo.com
    Joe and I were classmates at Sunnyvale High School Class of 1964. We were on the track team where Joe was one of the few pole vaulters. That was a crazy event. I was a distance runner which allowed you to keep your feet on the ground. How did he keep up his confidence and concentration running towards the pit with the pole in his hand? As you got closer and closer to the crossbar, it kept growing visually to astonishing heights. On the school bus rides to away meets, you wanted to sit with guys like Joe. You didn't want to sit with the shot putters because they didn't leave any room on the bench!
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  • Joseph Baza

    Posted on 11/18/11 - by Pam Cole Glenn, Cliff Bowman, Vincent Baza and the SHS Class of 1964 pamelajglenn@gmail.com
    Joe was a classmate of mine at Sunnyvale High School. I remember him as being a shy but friendly person after you got to know him. He was in a few of my classes. I do not doubt the loyalty he had for this country. He died way too young. He is missed by his classmates from the Sunnyvale High School Class of 1964. I had the opportunity to visit the 'Wall' many years ago and was able to locate Joe's name. The 'Wall' is a great remembrance of our loved ones who were lost to this war. Thank you.
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  • NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

    Posted on 7/15/04 - by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/29/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Joseph is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.