DaRe, Aldo, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1946-1946, SN-0000, USS Lipan (ATF-85)
Service Years
1944 - 1946
Seaman 1st Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Pen Argyl, PA
Last Address

Date of Passing
Mar 27, 1991
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1946, UDT-17 (WW2)
  1946-1946, SN-0000, USS Lipan (ATF-85)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1947-1947, University of California, Berkeley
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In 1944, at age 18, he entered the Navy, serving as a frogman until 1946; he saw action at Okinawa with UDT-17.
Other Comments:
Actor. Born Aldo DaRe, he was singled out by a Hollywood scout who at first was interested in his brother Guido, but Aldo seemed to have a better voice (his mother always told this story). At the time he was Constable of the town of Crockett, California, where he lived with his family.

After his screen debut in the movie "Saturday's Hero" in 1951, he became one of the leading men in Hollywood, where he was renown for his screen presence. He worked in the majority of military films, often with tough guy star John Wayne (during World War II he served in the United States Navy as a frogman). He wed actress Jeff Donnell in a marriage was short lived but produced a son, Eric DaRa. After his career began to wane he moved back to his beloved Crockett, California where he was well known and popular. He developed cancer in his later years and remained in Crockett,

California with his mother and family and friends, where he died. He Eulogy was at St. Rose Catholic Church in Crockett; with a majority of the residence coming out to pay their respects (it was the first time a native of this small town had become famous). He is considered Crockett's favorite son and at the small Crockett Museum his pictures can be seen along a wall of his life and times.
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