MARK S DIORIO
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

MARK STEVEN DIORIO

WALL NAME

MARK S DIORIO

PANEL / LINE

13W/56

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/26/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SALINAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monterey County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR MARK STEVEN DIORIO
POSTED ON 4.5.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2022
POSTED BY: Daniel B Alameda

From your neighbor

I just wanted to leave a note remembering Mark. I used to live next door to you on Sierra Drive in Salinas. I was much younger than Mark. I used to play with Kimmy and we went to Kindergarden together at Lincoln School. I used to consider Kimmy my best friend back then. I remember when Mark was killed and also when his father died tragically. Sending all my best wished to the Diorio family. Mark is not forgotten nor is his bravery and service to our country.
Dan Alameda
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POSTED ON 11.21.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Mark Steven Diorio, Served with A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2021
POSTED BY: James Barbee

Never forgotten

Thanks for your service. According to John5:28,29 we will see him again. Any questions email me at [email protected] Com
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POSTED ON 2.26.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Mark Steven Diorio, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Diorio distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 15 February 1970, while serving as door gunner during a visual reconnaissance mission near Fire Support Base BARBARA, Republic of Vietnam. While following several recent trails, Specialist Fourth Class Diorio's aircraft started receiving fire from an enemy bunker complex. With complete disregard for his own safety, he leaned precariously out of the aircraft in order to place accurate suppressive fire on the hostiles, enabling the pilot to make several passes and mark the positions for air strikes. Pinpointing the enemy for an infantry unit, the craft took several hits and Specialist Fourth Class Diorio was severely wounded, but he bravely continued to engage the hostiles until he passed out from his injuries. His gallant action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
see: https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/114514
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