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   Ben J. A combination rosary and Mass will be held for Ben J. Didieu Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hanford. Mr. Didieu died Thursday in a Hanford hospital at the age of 78.
   A lifetime resident of Hanford, Mr. Didieu worked for 28 years as a truck driver for Sears, Roebuck & Co. before his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Hanford post of the American Legion.
   Mr. Didieu is survived by his wife, Mary Didieu of Hanford; a Didieu son, Jerry Didieu of Japan; two step-sons, Edward Miguel of Hanford and Eugene Miguel of Lemoore; two step-daughters, Lorraine Mattos and Hilda Castro, both of Hanford; two brothers, Alec Didieu of Hanford and Ray Didieu of Los Angeles; a sister, Helen Rojas of Texas; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Whitehurst-McNamara
   Funeral Chapel in Hanford. Burial will be in Lemoore Cemetery.

[The Hanford Sentinel, Hanford, CA, 22 Aug 1993, Sun, Page 2]

[courtesy of Wayland Williams]

Grave marker for Ben J. Didieu in Lemoore Cemetery, Lemoore (Kings county), California


Ben registered for the draft in Hanford, CA on 16 October 1940 and was inducted into the Army on 14 April 1942.

On 25 November 43, while the 508th was at Camp Mackall, Dagg was transferred to the 542nd PIR.  According to the inscription, Dagg subsequently was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

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