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S/Sgt John C Dillon

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S/Sgt John C Dillon

John (Jack) Campbell Dillon was born in New York on May 8, 1924. He registered for the draft at age 18 while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the 2nd Platoon, Company B when they were staged at Camp Kilmer NJ just prior to leaving for the ETO. They sailed from NY on May 11 aboard the troop transport USS General A.E. Anderson and arrived at the port of Bristol, England on May 25, 1944. They billeted in Penzance, Cornwall, England until boarding the troop ship Javelin and sailing across the English Channel to France. Company B landed on Omaha Beach at 2:30 in the afternoon on July 5, 1944. John Dillon was promoted to Sergeant on July 22 and his military occupation specialty (MOS) was changed to Squad Leader. He was again promoted to Staff Sergeant on August 8, 1944. S/Sgt Dillon was injured by an artillery blast on September 22, 1944 while fighting near Nancy, France.

John C Dillon
Freshman year at Notre Dame
John C Dillon


Thanks to his son George Dillon for these pictures of his father.


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