LESTER R. DILLION JR.

DILLION,LESTER
LESTER R. DILLION JR.

LESTER R. DILLION JR.

Lieutenant Colonel Lester R. Dillion, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 8 December 1944, class number 372. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 155 Battalion, 92d Regiment, IRTC, Camp Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Executive Officer, Headquarters Co, 2d Port, Manila, Philippine Islands; Company Commander, 608 Port Co, 3d Med Port, Inchon, Korea; S-4, 2d Bn, 31st Inf, 7th Div, Chunchon, Korea; Company Commander,. Co F, 31st Inf, 7th Div, Sapporo, Japan; Assistant PMS&T, 6513 ASU, Fort MacArthur, Los Angeles Public High School, Los Angeles, California; Adjutant, 17th Inf Regiment, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Special Services, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Adjutant, 1st Training, Gp, AARTC, Fort Bliss, Texas; Executive Officer, Special Troops, Headquarters, 4th Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Assistant I.G., Headquarters, VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany; Executive Officer, 2d Armd Rifle Bn, 41st Inf, 4th Armored Div, Ulm Germany; Instructor, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Committee Chairman, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Lieutenant Colonel Dillion's awards and decorations include: the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Meritorious.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Graduation Year

    1944

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1962

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00147