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TO BE HONORED IN 2008

Thomas J. Chiminello

The Family Years

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This is Tom's Calvert Hall College (High School) graduation picture from 1960

Photo courtesy of Col. Barry Holland

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Tom Chiminello came from a family with a proud military history.  Pictured is a clipping from the Quincy Patriot Ledger dated June 3, 1943 which shows his father, Major Dominic Chiminello (retired as Colonel, US Army) along with Dominic's Sister Lt. Carmen Chiminello, and brother Lt. Frank Chiminello.

All four Chiminello children entered the military, and two of them , his sister Barbara and brother Phil, served in Viet Nam during the same period.

Pictured from left to right (rear) are: Barbara, Gene, Phil, and Tom.  In front are their parents, Lena and Dominic.

Barbara and Tom were commissioned within one week of each other.  This clipping from the Military Service News shows their mother pinning the bars on Tom, and their father pinning the bars on Barbara.

Tom was an avid horse rider and is pictured here in the early 60's on one of his mounts.

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