This morning I received an email,
I have come upon your blog while searching the internet for information concerning a US soldier who was killed in action in Vietnam. My hope is that you, as a native of Santurce, will be able to give my request a new direction.
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association has a separate memorial page on our website, 35th Infantry Regiment Association dedicated to each soldier that was killed in action while we were deployed to Vietnam.
We remember and respect these soldiers who were like a brother to us and we have been trying to get a photo of each and every one of the 617 brothers that made the ultimate sacrifice. To date, we have over 500 pictures.
PFC Juan A. Diaz-Domenech, died on September 23rd, 1969. He was a resident of Santurce, Pr. His parents, Mr and Mrs. Tomas Diaz, resided at 829 Condital Final/ Cantera, Santurce at that time.
My search for a picture of Juan might be found in newspaper archives or in a high school yearbook as he was 20 years old when he was KIA. If you could give me some email addresses or even snail-mail addresses for the Santurce school system, Police, churches, funeral homes etc. then it might it be possible for them to scan and email me his picture.
Thank you sincerely,
Peter J. Birrow firstname.lastname@example.org
I emailed Mr. Birrow several links on schools, funeral homes, the metropolitan San Juan Police Department, and other similar links.
However, if any of my readers has more information on Juan A. Diaz Domenech, I’ll be very grateful if you could contact Mr. Birrow. I’ll also email other bloggers with this appeal.