Monday, 11 November 2013 14:10

Chief Petty Officer Frederick Christian Dinkel, Jr.

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"My father Frederick Christian Dinkel Jr., was working in West Africa as a civilian contractor with McDonnel Douglas Corporation when he was given a field commission in the US Navy around 1942. He left the Navy in 1953 as a Chief Petty Officer, the same year his mother died. My first memory of meeting him was when he came to visit us in the early 1950's in uniform--made a good impression. He was not a part of my life until 1970 when, interestingly enough, I was working as a contractor with Westinghouse on a project for the US Navy in San Diego. I was 26. He got to know his grandchildren before he passed away in 1979." Son Ron Dinkel

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Maria Montez-Skolnik


Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  


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