Richard Benedict Dillon

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  • Name: Richard Benedict Dillon
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  • Date of Birth: July 11, 1916
  • Date of Death: May 30, 1987 (70 years old)
  • Parents: John and Edna Dillon
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: April 21, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Place of Discharge: January 14, 1946 (Release Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Navy submarine veteran

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Richard worked in Grand Rapids, Minnesota during his 30 years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

    He later lived in Texas for nine years before retiring to Duluth, Minnesota in 1973.

    Richard was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Grand Rapids Knights of Columbus of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Richard is survived by his wife, Irene; a son, Richard; a daughter, Melanie Lubelski; sisters, Mary Connor, Dorothy Wedel, and Geraldine Phillips; and four grandchildren

    Richard died in Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota and burial was in Park Hill Cemetery at Duluth, Minnesota. No photo of grave marker is available at this time.

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