|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1972|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2004|
Chief Warrant Officer II, age 32, died June 22, 2004. He was a devoted patriot and hero. CW2 DiMona enlisted in the United States Army in June of 1990. He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, SC, and was stationed at White Sands, New Mexico, followed by a tour in Illesheim, Germany. After fulfilling his commitment, he returned to New Jersey on Reserve Status. During that time, he married Melissa Saunders and rejoined the Army in November of 1997. His next assignment was to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Ft. Campbell, KY, as a crew chief on the AH-60 DAPP aircraft. He also attended the Army SERE School and the Air Force Interrogation School.
In February 1999, he celebrated the birth of his son, Nicholas P. DiMona III. In February 2000, CW2 DiMona began the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, AL. After graduating and earning the rank of WO1, Mr. DiMona began Rotary Wing Flight Training at which he excelled. Upon completion of flight training, CW2 DiMona was qualified to fly the TH-67 Bell Jet Ranger, the OH-58 A/C Kiowa, and the AH-64D Longbow Apache.
After flight school, CW2 DiMona was assigned to 1-3
Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA in November 2001.
In January 2002, he celebrated the birth of his baby girl, Gianna. CW2 later deployed with 1-3 AVN Regiment to spearhead the successful unit efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He flew over 47 combat hours and earned the Army Air Medal for his services and bravery. Upon returning from Iraq, CW2 DiMona earned the title of Pilot in Command, thereby proving his superior abilities as an aviator and professional officer. His awards and decorations include the Army Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster,, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Servi ce Medal, the Aviation Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Aviator Badge. He died in a crash of his Apache Longbow helicopter, during a nighttime training session at Ft. Stewart, Georgia along with a fellow crewman, William Loffer, 26, of Indiana. Survived by family and friends. Cherished forever. Burial with full honors at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetry, Wrightstown, NJ. A trust Fund has been set up for each of DiMona's children, c/o Bank of America, South Carolina, routing number: 026009593. (Copied from Camden Courier Post)
DIMONA, NICHOLAS P. II
Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: O2 4636
Created by: smudge0199
Record added: Aug 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9357828