1 February 2004:
Virginia Beach, Virginia – Marine Corps Master Sergeant Amos Diaz J., known as “Famous Amos” to all his friends, passed away quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family.
He served 23 years of dedicated service to his country serving the majority of his time in the Reconnaissance community, his jobs had him traveling all over the world and he touched everyone he came in contact with. He was a dedicated family man; he was a leader and a teacher up until the end, and in true “ Amos style” he never quit, his body gave out before he did.
He is survived by his Loving wife of 13 years Mariana Diaz; and his children Amos Daniel, Monica Marcela, Christina Angelica; his mother Ruth Morales ; sisters Marisol, Magda, Maritza, Claritza, Lisette; numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Cousins, Nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Amos Diaz Correa,
A funeral service will be conducted at Nimmo United Methodist Church 2200 Princess Anne Rd in Virginia Beach Tuesday, February 10th at 11 AM with a reception to follow, Dr. Charles Smith officiating.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 9 AM.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to an educational trust fund that is being set up by his former command, Joint Forces Command, point of contact will be Master Sergeant Joe King at (757) 836-7683.
Master Sergreant Diaz served in may operations around the world, including Lebanon, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- MSGT US MARINE CORPS
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/13/1958
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/06/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 1568
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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