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John F. Dillon
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  • Hamden, CT
  • United States
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Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
NRT Great lakes IL , NATTC Memphis TN NAS Jax.
USS Coral Sea NAS Nofolk VA
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Korean War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 8, 1948
End date of your service
July 2, 1952

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John F. Dillon's Blog!!!&highlight=J.+Dillon+11+years+27+footer+Wow

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

The above blog or post contains my sailing, living aboard a 27' sail boat and travel adventures as well as US Navy stories including a boot camp yarn of company 256 1948.

mess cooking 1950

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 10:24pm 0 Comments

Spaghetti Benders

By Jack Dillon V2 div. 1949 -52

Mess cooking under OP Ryan, mess deck M.A. as any Coral Sea sailor will tell, was a unique experience. He was a legend aboard the ship in those days. Ryan always had an ace up his sleeve to keep ahead of the men temporarily and begrudgingly assigned to his I was one, and during my 3 months of T.A.D. had the memorable experience of all possible duties that this detail can assign. From dumping chow on passing mess trays,…


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