Dibernardo, James, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
4391-Public Affairs Chief
Last MOSGroup
Public Affairs
Primary Unit
1968-1973, Prisoner of War - Vietnam
Service Years
1953 - 1978



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 Personal Details 

Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine Maj James Dibernardo.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Temecula, CA

Date of Passing
Nov 20, 2009
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Bronze Star Medal w/Valor Citation reads:

For heroic achievement while interned as a Prisoner of War in Southeast Asia from February to August 1968. Soon after Captain (then First Lieutenant) Dibernardo's capture, he and a group of prisoners began their journey to a permanent installation. During this period, he exerted himself in a positive leadership capacity, maintaining the military organization of the men at all times. In the first of the temporary camps which the group was to occupy, he instructed his group to resist against providing anything more than the most basic biographical information. Although subjected to routine cruelties for refusal to cooperate, Captain Dibernardo continued to provide leadership and guidance for his group. Through his professionalism and dedication to duty, Captain Dibernardo reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

The Combat Distinguishing Device is authorized.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 173
 Unit Assignments
Staff NCO Advanced Course1st MAWHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)MCB Camp Pendleton
III MEF/1st Marine Brigade1st Marine Corps DistrictUS Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)Prisoner of War
  1953-1955, Staff NCO Advanced Course
  1955-1957, 1st MAW
  1957-1958, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1959-1961, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1961-1964, III MEF/1st Marine Brigade
  1964-1964, 1st Marine Corps District
  1967-1968, US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)
  1968-1973, Prisoner of War - Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1973 Vietnam War
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