Local man joins Army

OKLAHOMA - Army Spec. Rafael Diaz, a 1988 graduate of Norwalk High School, has completed basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.During the nine weeks of training, Diaz studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading, land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Diaz received a bachelors degree in 1996 from Cal State Long Beach. He is the son of Downey resident Gladys Diaz.

********** Published: March 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 47