Saturday, October 1, 2011

US Marine Sergeant Christopher Diaz

US Marine Sergeant Christopher Diaz was one of two Marines who died during combat operations in Helmand province on 28th September 2011.

27-year-old Sgt. Diaz, from Albuquerque, served with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, based at Twentynine Palms, California. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

He leaves his parents, two brothers, a young son and daughter.

The other Marine who died was Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff.

More information to follow.


  1. To the family of Sergeant Christopher Diaz, I am so sorry for your loss. His death is a great loss to our country as well. Thank you for the service of your family member. I pray that God will lead you through this time and comfort you in a way that only He can.

  2. Cynthia N. Barragán03 October, 2011 17:00

    My deepest condolences to such a loving and amazing family. You will always be in my prayers. Thank you Sergeant Diaz for your service to our country.

  3. Jr and Sandy, in our lives we have those moments that make us feel complete and whole. When a tragedy happens to us, it rocks your life, your strength, your faith, your world. Your family faces the task of change and a tough road of whys and hows, but not alone…Your son was an extraordinary person. He lived a life of bravery, courage, and faith. He loved fiercely, laughed loudly, and believed in giving his undeniable devotion to the US Marine Corp. His life and his sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten or ignored. On a headstone there is a date of birth and a date of death, but the thing that is the most important is the dash in the middle. Because this little line represents all his dreams, memories, laughs, cries, milestones, disappointments, loves, heartbreaks, choices, everything he experienced. He will live on. Chris may your days be filled with Grandpa’s silly jokes and your Godfather’s stern looks. May you your nights be filled with the love your family gave you. We will miss you marine until eternity.

    Liz Tabbutt

  4. Sgt. Diaz
    Even though we may not have known each other our Families are very close your Grand dad the Great Chavy and my Dad George served in the Corps togeather. Then many years later your grand dad was my Recruiter when I became a Marine. Sgt Diaz knowing your Dad and family all my life I sincerily feel the loss. But we must remember and realize not only is there a Great Angel with your Grand dad looking over us but now he is joined by another not only GREAT ANGEL BUT ANOTHER MARINE. SIMPER FI MARINE TO YOU AND OUR FAMILY. BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS


  5. Chris. You taught me everything I know about handling a Dog. You will be sorely missed and remembered by all of your K9 brothers. We will keep up the fight and remember not your sacrafice, but the impact that you made. Hold down the fort upstairs in Valhalla. Until we meet again.


  6. Chris.. We had wonderful times in high school! Good old la cueva! We will never forget economics! I know we had a blast on that class! Probably served u more drinks than any soldier should have! Ha ha.. Your grad party was a blast! I still think about it baby! I love u.. As well as the rest of your country! Rip brother.. I will always have u in my heart! Love- kara huber


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