DIEGO RAMIREZ JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

DIEGO RAMIREZ JR

WALL NAME

DIEGO RAMIREZ JR

PANEL / LINE

30E/93

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/26/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EL PASO

COUNTY OF RECORD

El Paso County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DIEGO RAMIREZ JR
POSTED ON 7.14.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Diego Ramirez, Thank you for your service as a Radio Teletype Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day just passed. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.28.2019

Ground Casualty

SP5 Michael P. Brown, SGT Diego Ramirez Jr., and SFC Robert D. Taylor served with the 335th Radio Research Company. The Company was attached to the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division and located at Bearcat Base near the village of Long Thanh in Dong Nai Province, RVN. However, Brown, Ramirez, and Taylor formed part of a 335th detachment at Dong Tam Base Camp, home of the 9th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade. On November 26, 1967, the three communications specialists were at Bearcat, probably to visit the PX to buy needed incidentals. They remained at the base playing cards with other 335th personnel until late in the day at which point they piled into a jeep for the return to Dong Tam. To attempt the long journey in a single vehicle outside of the Division perimeter in waning daylight was extremely risky. Normally, travel between the bases was performed by convoys with armed escorts and air cover. The gamble the three men took was reckless, and it cost them their lives. While traveling on Highway 4 in the vicinity of Xom Dua, a Viet Cong roadblock stopped or slowed their vehicle. The enemy then sent a rocket-propelled grenade smashing into their jeep. The VC next moved in and opened fire on the doomed Americans. A supply sergeant who was tasked with identifying them afterwards reported that the three Americans were killed by shotgun blasts. There was, however, numerous spent cartridge shells around their vehicle, indicating that the commo soldiers had fought back. The enemy made off with all their equipment and weapons. Their deaths sent shock waves through the 335th, as only one other 335th personnel would suffer a combat-related death in Vietnam. Taylor was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, rinaldol.tripod.com, and information provided by Waylon Copeland, Jimmy Sasser, and Herbert Strange (January 2019)]
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POSTED ON 12.17.2017
POSTED BY: Jimmy Sasser

Vietnam

Diego I still think of you after all these years We served together I know you were a short timer I think you only had about 2 or 3 weeks left in country I live close to the Wall South in Pensacola I go ever November to say Hello I pray God has you in the palm of his hands
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POSTED ON 11.27.2017
POSTED BY: Robert J. Chase 335th RRC 1967

Remembering

It was 50 years ago yesterday, but I still think of you and Michael often. It's something that should not have happened. Forever young.
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POSTED ON 11.26.2016
POSTED BY: Liz Ramirez-Valdez

11/26/2016

This day changed our lives forever. It can't possibly be 49 years. I told my granddaughter Mykaela about you and that terrible day when we learned you were gone. I was only 9 and now I am a grandmother to three beautiful children. I miss you and will honor you always my brother???
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