HUGHES TOWN, PA, US
SPC, 161ST EN CO, 27TH ENGINEER BN, 20TH ENGINEER BRIGADE, FORT BRAGG, NC
08/07/2010, 5KM SW OF OP BARI ALAI, AFGHANISTAN
Specialist Dale J. Kridlo, 33 of Hughestown, was killed November 7, 2010 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered by insurgent attacks on their unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC.
He was the son of Albert Kridlo, Hughestown and Michelle Dale, Vero Beach, FL. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, and a former member of Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Before enlisting, he worked as a painting contractor.
He loved to hunt, fish, and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers. He was a member of the Upper Pittston Sportsman Club.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Aloysius A. Kridlo who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his service during World War II, maternal grandparents, Francis and Anna Szymanski and aunt, Barbara Rice.
He is also survived by nine-year old twin daughters, Madelyne and Zoe Kridlo; brother, Damian, Hamburg, Germany; grandmother, Alberta Kridlo, Pittston; aunts and uncles, Deborah and Bernard Rachilla, Renee Marsola, both of West Wyoming; Lynn and Robert Cingolani, Tunkhannock; Geraldine and Allen Sigman, Colorado; and William Rice, Maryland; cousins, Brandon Marsola, Ryan and Justin Rachilla, Michael and Glenn Rice, Cheryl Sigman Brown and Darryl Sigman .