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In honor of E-3 Thomas Diaz Lopez, US Army - Served in World War II
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
(Submitted September 18, 2008 by Patricia Fenstermaker)

My uncle was captured at Clark Airfield the Philippines on Dec. 9th, 1941.  He was a P.O.W. until he passed away on May, 1942.  He was always missed by his family, especially his mother.  My uncle was re-interred at Fort Snelling in 1949. I remember as a child his mother spoke affectionately to her son in Spanish while stroking his gravestone.


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