JACK H DILLON
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

JACK HOWARD DILLON

WALL NAME

JACK H DILLON

PANEL / LINE

8W/65

DATE OF BIRTH

09/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

DALLAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK HOWARD DILLON
POSTED ON 12.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Jack Howard Dillon, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 3.10.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jack is buried at Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Polk County, OR. DFC AM
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POSTED ON 5.31.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN


FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 2.17.2002
POSTED BY: Vickie Lent

Winning Kiss

Jack-I'll always remember how handsome you were and how well you sat a horse. We were in horse 4-H together, although you were a couple years older than me. I promised you a kiss if you took first place at our 4-H groups playday...you did and I'll never forget how romantic it was to walk down to the river in the summer and sit on a log and kiss the cutest guy I had ever known. You were a senior in high school and then went off to college and then I heard you joined the Army and then the worst. You were much loved and still missed and we grieve for the potential that was lost in that place. I forever remember you on that beautiful black horse and like to believe you are riding still. Vickie
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