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Pino, Emery E.: US Marine Veteran Walks On

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Funeral services were held for EMERY E. PINO, 31, on August 1, at the Daniels Family Funeral Services in Albuquerque. Interment followed with full military honors at the New Mexico National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Emery was born November 10, 1979. He passed away July 22, 2011, in Albuquerque.
   
“Ernie” graduated from Magdalena High School in Magdalena, New Mexico, where he participated in basketball, track and field teams. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps soon after graduation from high school. After basic training he did tours of duty in Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, and the Philippine Islands. He was an excellent marksman and became a marksman instructor for the Marine Corp. He received numerous awards, letters of recognition and acknowledgement, and received a good conduct medal for his exemplary service. He was honorably discharged. He was a proud Marine and will always be remembered as the individual who lived the role model of a good Marine. His primary occupation was as a jeweler after his return from the Marine Corps. He learned the art of silversmith work from his father at the early age of 12. He created his unique signature jewelry and was recognized for his craftsmanship. An article was written about him in the Indigenous Art, Inc. magazine in 2002 about his silverwork and also won first place awards for his unique corn style jewelry. His interests were hunting, building construction, auto mechanics, and outdoor expeditions. He acknowledged himself as a Christian and recited bible verses by memory. (Navajo Times, August 4, 2011)
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