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Alvie Jackson Dillin is a 5th generation descendant of Peter Dillon Sr and Mary Veghte Dillon. Peter Sr is believed to have been an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey just prior to the American Revolution. His story is described at DILLON FOLK and his extended family is profiled there as well as at the DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS and DILLON KINDRED sites. Alvie Jackson Dillin is a descendant of the line of William Dillon, son of Peter Dillon Sr.
"This is Dad's photo shortly after the war. He was awarded five bronze stars for his actions from Normandy, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Iíve traced his movements while he was assigned to the 56th Signal Battalion, V Corps, 1st Army. The 56th was one of the most highly decorated signal units during WW II. The picture was taken at Momís brotherís farm in Arkansas, A.J.ís brother-in-law Sloan Martinís farm at Bono, Arkansas. A Jís tour of duty in Europe included: initial assault of Easy Red Sector Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, D-Day plus 3; liberation of Paris, France; Battle of the Bulge, Belgium; liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany; end of war at Pilzen, Czechoslovakia."
"Perhaps you can see the subtle facial traits of this young Dillin boy compared to other Dillon/Dillin boys. Dad was born with black hair and green eyes. Although his dad also had black hair, he had gray eyes. Iíve heard or read that raven-haired, green-eyed Irishmen used to be considered Black Irishmen, and came from a certain region/area/county (of Ireland)." (photo and description courtesy of Dennis Martin Dillin, son of A. J. Dillin at: email@example.com)