Polk County


Lt. June Dillon

Reunion For Twins in Service

The Dillon Twins - June and Clarence - at Home Saturday

There was double rejoicing at the C.E. Dillon home, 1633 Thirtieth st., where the twin son and daughter of the family Saturday were reunited for the first time since both went into service approximately a year ago.

Second Lieutenant June Dillon, 24, stationed with the army nurses corps at Kearns field, Utah, was spending a leave with her parents when her twin brother, Clarence, called from Ames, Ia., that he would be home on a surprise leave.

Clarence is a chief specialist in the navy, stationed at the naval training station at Farragut, Idaho. He was in Ames on special duty.

The twins attended Roosevelt High school.

Source: The Des Moines Register, August 15, 1943 (photo included of the twins)

Des Moines in the Services

Second Lieutenant Clara June Dillon, a member of the air division of the army nurses corps, is spending a six day leave with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Dillon, 1633 Thirtieth st. She has been in the service for a year and will report to Bowman field, Louisville, Ky., where she will take army nurse flight trialing. Last December Mrs. Dillon was selected as the Des Moines winner of the "Ideal Parents" contest, sponsored by the 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. in connection with the premier of 'Happy Land'.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, January 21, 1944 (photo of C. J. Dillon included)

June Dillon To Europe

Lt. June Dillon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Dillon, 1633 Thirtieth st., has been assigned as an army flight nurse in the European theater. She left Saturday for San Antonio, Tex. to get her overseas orders.

Lieutenant Dillon had her first experience during the war, when she served for 16 months as flight nurse for the China-Burma-India theater, with an air evacuation squadron. She cared for patients being transported from front lines to base hospitals. She returned to the States in August, 1945, and since then has been stationed at hospitals in Texas.

She does not know yet in what part of Europe she will serve. As a graduate of Roosevelt High school and a former Drake university student, Lieutenant Dillon received her nurse's training at Iowa Methodist hospital where she also worked as an instructor before entering service in December 1942.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, November 30, 1946 (photo included)