Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: March 21, 1987


Hey pallies, likes  it was 30 long years 'go on this day,  21 March 1987, our Dino's  most 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.  Truly it is the saddest and most somber day in the life of our most beloved Dino.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Dino Jr. was destined to become heir apparent to the throne of our King of Cool, but likes that was so so tragicly cut short by the crash of the jet on that darkest of dark days in the life of our Dino.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our 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. Also included below is a brief footage  of the memorial service for Dino Jr.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



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.



3 comments:

Eds Epistle said...

Sad day in Dino's life. I can't imagine the pain the family felt.

“To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.”
―Red Auerbach

Always On Watch said...

The saddest of days for our Dino.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, likes Eddie-o and Miss AOW....very very sad day, but we were encouraged by a statement that our Dino made in an interview sometime after Dino Jr.'s death. He said that he and Jeanne were both fatalists, which means that they somehow some way accepted Dino Jr. fate.
Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!