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CPO Ernest Theodore Dilena
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1899
Sheridan
Douglas County
Nevada, USA
Death: May 8, 1959
San Pablo
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Chief Musician Dilena was a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy. He first joined the Navy in February of 1917. He was both a World War I and a World War II veteran. He saw sea duty on the USS Kentuckian, USS Southery, USS Holland, USS Melville, USS Rigel, USS California, USS Langley, USS Maryland (aboard during the Pearl Harbor Attack), USS New Mexico, USS Aoostook, USS Nitro and the USS Omaha. He saw shore duty at USNTS San Francisco, USNTS San Diego, and Mare Island Naval Shipyard (where he was promoted to Bandmaster). He was awarded the World War I Victory medal with Armed Guard clasp, the Navy Good Conduct medal with 1934 reenlistment bar, the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with three service stars, the American Theater Campaign medal, and the American Defense Service medal. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lillian M Dilena (1903 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship

MUSC, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: S, 0, 3084
 
Maintained by: Anonymous
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 582808
CPO Ernest Theodore Dilena
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CPO Ernest Theodore Dilena
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CPO Ernest Theodore Dilena
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 Added: Jan. 2, 2011
 
 
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