Spc. Nicholas Peter DiMona III was himself a Gold Star Family Member as his Father, Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas P. DiMona II, died in a crash of his Apache Longbow helicopter, during a nighttime training session at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, on June 22nd, 2004. ( https://www.njrunforthefallen.org/cw2-nicholas-p-dimona-ii.… ) Pictured is Spc Nicholas Peter DiMona III carrying the Gold Star Banner as he ran his Father's Mile alongside our Core Run Team in the 2016 NJ Run For The Fallen.
Hometown: Medford Lakes, NJ.
Died: March 30, 2019
Unit: 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
DiMONA, SPC Nicholas Peter III, died suddenly on March 30, 2019, of Medford Lakes NJ. Age 20. Nick was proudly serving his country in the US ARMY at the time of his death. He was fulfilling his dream of being in the ARMY which he began as a little boy. Nick was always giving of himself; he loved working and volunteering at YMCA of the Pines for many years. Most of all, Nick loved and was extremely close to his family. They traveled and lived a very full life together and those memories are priceless.
Nicholas is the dearly loved son of Melissa DiMona (nee Saunders) and the late Nicholas Peter DiMona II and the loving brother of Gianna DiMona. He is the beloved stepson of Joseph Carabasi, grandson of Nicholas P. DiMona (Dolores Obermeier) and Elma DiMona (Susan Ebbitt) and Betty Saunders and the late Raymond Saunders. He is dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Monday from 6-9pm at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 40 Jackson Road Medford NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30am at the church. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Nicholas' memory to the YMCA of the Pines 1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ 08055 Ycamp.org or Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors www.taps.org
Spc. Nicholas Peter DiMona III, 20, of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, died during a live-fire training exercise at the Donnelly Training Area, according to a statement from the Army on Monday.
DiMona was an infantryman assigned to the Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. He joined the Army in 2017 and had been stationed in Alaska since April 2018.
“Nick was an outstanding paratrooper with an infectious personality and an uncanny desire to excel no matter the challenge,” brigade commander Col. Jason Jones said in the release. “He will be missed by the entire Spartan Brigade. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 65
WHEREAS, United States Army Specialist (SPC) Nicholas P.DiMona III was a longtime resident of Medford Lakes; and WHEREAS, SPC DiMona was a graduate of Shawnee High School, located in Medford Township; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona bravely maintained a lifelong interest in joining the military despite his father’s tragic death during a military training exercise; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona was an active member of his community, including as a camp counselor and longtime volunteer at the YMCA of the Pines in Medford Township; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona joined the United States Army in July 2017, completed training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was most recently stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, which is in Anchorage, Alaska; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona was assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division; and
WHEREAS, in his time serving our country, SPC DiMona earned the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the parachutist badge; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona tragically lost his life during a military training exercise on March 30, 2019, in Alaska; and
WHEREAS, SPC DiMona was a beloved son and brother, whose presence will be missed by his family, his friends, his fellow servicemembers, and by the people of New Jersey whom are grateful for his service; and
WHEREAS, it is with immense sadness that we mourn SPC DiMona’s sudden passing, and extend our deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and colleagues; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to honor the exemplary character, outstanding achievements, and cherished memory of SPC DiMona, and to mark his passing;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in recognition and mourning of a committed public servant, Army Specialist Nicholas P. DiMona III.
2. This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 15th day of April,
Two Thousand and Nineteen, and of the Independence of
the United States, the Two Hundred and Forty-Third.
[seal] /s/ Philip D. Murphy
/s/ Matthew J. Platkin
Chief Counsel to the Governor