This Marine had one wish when he was in the hospital, and his fellow Marines delivered in a big way

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Bobby Diaz is a Korean War veteran who served in the Marine Corps. The 79-year-old veteran recently suffered a massive stroke, and, three weeks into his recovery, had only one wish: for his family to find some of his old Marine Corps buddies to be with him in the hospital. A few social media posts later, his wish was granted in a BIG way. Word quickly spread, and Houston-area Marines, where Diaz is hospitalized, did all they could to get the word out.



On my way to visit Korean War Veteran, Marine Sergeant Bobby Diaz. If you're a Marine in the Houston area stop by and...

Posted by Chris Espinoza on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Call to Action: US Marine Bobby Diaz had a stroke and is asking for any fellows Marines who can come visit to stop in and say hello to cheer him up.

Posted by Porter vfw 4816 on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Any Marines in Houston or surrounding we have a brother that could use some esprit de corps to help him fight for his...

Posted by 22 Until None on Saturday, February 13, 2016

It worked. Diaz has since received over 100 visits from his fellow Marines, with "Semper Fi" being one of the most popular greetings. Most of the Marines have never met Diaz before, but they still came to give him their time. Some of them brought gifts as well. "It just goes to show you," Diaz said. "Marine Corps: once a brother, always a brother, no matter what." But the Marines weren't done yet. They found out that another service member was in the hospital a few rooms down from Diaz, and they "stormed" his room, too.

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