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 Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa

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Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa Famous memorial

Birth
Saluzzo, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
Death
3 Sep 1982 (aged 61)
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Burial
Parma, Provincia di Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID
164492712 View Source

Three-star General of the Italian Army. Considered a national hero, he is known for his commitment to the fight against the Brigate Rosse and the Mafia. He graduated in Law and Political Science at the Military Academy of Modena. In 1949, he was dispatched to investigate banditry in Sicily. From 1966 to 1981 he held several prestigious roles such as superior officer and commander of the Military Region of North-West of the Carabinieri, as well as head of the Special Unit Antiterrorism. In 1982, Dalla Chiesa was appointed Prefect of Palermo. On 3 September of the same year, he was murdered. He was awarded the Silver Medal for Military Valour (1949), the Bronze Medal for Civil Valour (1968), and the Gold Medal.

Three-star General of the Italian Army. Considered a national hero, he is known for his commitment to the fight against the Brigate Rosse and the Mafia. He graduated in Law and Political Science at the Military Academy of Modena. In 1949, he was dispatched to investigate banditry in Sicily. From 1966 to 1981 he held several prestigious roles such as superior officer and commander of the Military Region of North-West of the Carabinieri, as well as head of the Special Unit Antiterrorism. In 1982, Dalla Chiesa was appointed Prefect of Palermo. On 3 September of the same year, he was murdered. He was awarded the Silver Medal for Military Valour (1949), the Bronze Medal for Civil Valour (1968), and the Gold Medal.

Bio by: Neil Funkhouser


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 11 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 164492712
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164492712/carlo_alberto-dalla_chiesa: accessed ), memorial page for Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa (27 Sep 1920–3 Sep 1982), Find a Grave Memorial ID 164492712, citing Cimitero della Villetta, Parma, Provincia di Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave.