Sgt Robert Charles Dillon

Sgt Robert Charles Dillon

Birth
Death 16 Mar 1945 (aged 20)
Germany
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 38772149 · View Source
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Sgt., Co. B, 393 Inf, 99 Inf Div

DILLON, Robert Charles, Sgt., 39333705. a) Portland, Oregon. b) Summer 1944. c)
16 March 1945, near Remagen, Germany. d) B/393/99. e) Quoting brother’s
letter: “He and his troops were pinned down by well-camouflaged enemy fire.
Someone had to stand up and draw fire so they could locate the machine guns. He
did--led the charge that eventually succeeded in destroying enemy position.” f)
Originally in Belgium, later returned to his home in Portland, Oregon and buried
in family plot, Mt. Calvary Cemetery. g) His older and only brother, James F.
Dillon, 10938 Hansom Lane, Spring Valley, Calif. 91978, (619) 660-6614. Also Pat
Fordney, 2770 S. Via Del Bac, Green Valley, Arizona 85614, who wrote in a letter
printed in the Fall 1998 issue of Camp Fannin Guidon: “Robert Dillon was a
boyhood friend of mine. I was standing right next to him when he was killed.”
Brother James visited Robert and Pat at Fannin in the summer of 1944. Pat is
listed as a pallbearer at Robert’s reinterment in 1947. h) Robert received the
Silver Star (top left) for gallantry in action, the Bronze Star (bottom left),
and the Belgian Fourragere. Robert’s high school English teacher wrote a poem in
tribute ending with these lines: “They charged the hill through cannon fire,
their trusted sergeant on ahead. They took that height with broken hearts: their
valiant sergeant dead. In holy ground in Belgium ‘neath the arch of a lovely
sky, Sergeant Robert Dillon rests. He can never die.”
Taken from camp fannin Roll of Honor


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  • Maintained by: Loren Bender
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 26 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 38772149
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Robert Charles Dillon (29 Apr 1924–16 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38772149, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .