Cesar O. Baez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Pomona, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps/USN

Rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class

Petty Officer 2nd Class Cesar “Cid” Baez of Pomona, CA died on June 15, 2005 as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in alAnbar province, Iraq. He was a Hospital Corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Doc “Cid” Baez was a former Force Recon Marine and cross service transferred to become a Devil Doc. He was an exemplary brother in arms, and an outstanding, well respected Corpsman.

Cid was known for his quick wit with a joke or a prank, his contagious smile, great leadership, loyalty to his U.S. Marine Corps, and his ferocious tactical fighting ability. He was a true leader and Warrior on and off the battlefield, but his kids knew him as Dad. Doc Baez was married to Rosanna, a fellow Navy Corpsman and the love of his life. They met while in school and would later get married. They had three beautiful daughters together. Rosanna found out that they would be having their fourth child together after her husband deployed to Iraq and it would be a boy. Their son was born on September 17, 2005, three months after Doc Baez was killed.

Doc Baez is a legend among those that served with him. He is remembered and missed by all that knew him.

Age: 37

Date of Death: June 15, 2006

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