Monday, March 21, 2011

Remember our Dino's loss of his beloved boypallie Dino Jr.

Hey pallies, likes on that fateful day,21 March 1987, our Dino's beloved boypallie, Captain Dino Jr., while pilotin' a Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet for the California Air National Guard, crashed the plane in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, Ramon Ortiz, were both killed in the crash.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Certainly, if he had lived, Dino Jr. woulda have become heir apparent to the throne of the King of Cool.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our beloved Dino himself. Our great man simply lost the will to live without his prodigy by his side. Truth be told, probably the only man that our Dino looked up to was his beloved namesake Dino Jr.

Below is a picture of Dino Jr.'s gravesite and a bit of information on Dino Jr. and the location of the grave. We thanks the pad Seeing Stars for this picture and information. To checks this out in it's original format, as usual, just click on the tag of these Dino-reflections. Dino-hearted, DMP

The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.


Gayle Carline said...

I remember the day, and how painful it was to hear the news, even if I didn't know him personally. Years later, as a mom, I can understand how his son's death would have devastated Dean.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, thanks Miss Gayle Carline for sharin' your Dino-thoughts...and yes, indeed the day that Dino Jr. died was the day that our beloved Dino gave up his desire to keep livin'...very very sad Dino-day...keeps lovin' our Dino Miss Gayle!

Always On Watch said...

On our last trip to California, Mr. AOW and I visited both Dino, Jr.'s and our Dino's graves.

Dino, Jr., is buried, of course, in a military cemetery. That cemetery is basically across the street from the cemetery where our Dino lies at rest.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Miss AOW how wonderful it musta been to pay your respects to our beloved Dino and his boypallie namesake...glad there are not far away from each other in their restin' places...keeps lovin' our Dino...