RIP 11/20/2009

Name: James Vincent Dibernardo
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Marine Corps
Unit: Armed Forces TV Hue
Date of Birth: 19 October 1968
Home City of Record: Fulton NY
Date of Loss: 03 February 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162700 North  1073500 North
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK  from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. Updated 2023.




James DiBernado retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Major. He
and Shen reside in Claifornia.

The Press-Enterprise  Riverside, CA
Thursday, February 3, 2000

A HERO LOOKS BACK: Temecula resident Jim Di Bernardo, a POW in Vietnam, has
lost his idealistic view of the war.

Joe Vargo The Press-Enterprise


Jim Di Bernardo's shooting war came to an end 32 years ago today.....



James Vincent DiBernardo

Obituary  Condolences

TEMECULA - RETIRED MAJOR JAMES VINCENT DiBERNARDO (75) USMC Passed away from prostate cancer on November 20, 2009, at his home in Temecula, CA surrounded by his family. James was born on October 18, 1934 in Fulton, New York, and has lived in Temecula, CA since 1976. He graduated from Fulton High School in New York in 1952. After High School, James entered the US Marine Corps, proudly serving for 30 years. He began his career in the Marines as enlisted personal, but was able to obtain the officer's rank of Major through hard work, dedication and sacrifice. His achievements include the Bronze Star Medal, Three Purple Hearts, Two Navy Commendations, and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor. During his service, James was a Prisoner of War for 5 years. He was captured on February 3, 1968. His cellmate, Bill Baird, whom was severely injured by a landmine, stated that without James' encouragement, he would have given up and died. Released on March 5, 1973 from Hanoi Hilton, ....


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