From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Manuel Dioquino '53

Date of birth: January 3, 1931

Date of death: January 1, 1964

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Joe's life or loss beyond "aircraft accident" sometime in 1964. Found a post in the Philippines Defense Forces Forum that references him as "the prime mover of PN Aviation.”

Date of death given on Find A Grave (January 1) seems to be a placeholder for "sometime in 1964".

The Register of Alumni gives his rank as LCDR and his service as USN. Neither seems to be true, as he does not appear in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1963.

He graduated from the US Naval Postgraduate School in 1963 (where his service is listed as Philippine Navy).

Class of 1953

Manuel is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.