Friday, March 20, 2015

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

(Ed. note....sorry to say pallies, but we are goin' be offline tomorrow, so we are doin' a bit of Dino-historical postin' a bit early.  Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!)

Hey pallies, likes  it was 28 long years 'go on this 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.  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.  Dino-sadly, 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.


Danny G. said...

Truly a sad sad time for our pal. Was never the same. They are together now. RIP Dino & Dino Jr.

Always On Watch said...

Such a tragic time for our Dino. He never recovered from this loss.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, it is such a comfort to know that our most beloved Dino and his most beloved boypallie are at one 'gain. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, that is the tragic truth for sure. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!