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Glen R Dickson

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Arthur
City: Pittsville
Birth Date: 4 Jan 1922
Death Date: 16 Mar 1945
How Died: Kia
Where Died: Germany
Where Buried: Mound Cemetery, Pittsville
Rank: Pvt
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


Glen Ray Dickson

Glen Ray Dickson was a Private First Class in the Ninth Army Infantry in World War II. Glen was the son of John Arthur and Hattie Mae (Phillips) Dickson. He was born on January 4, 1922, in Pittsville. He had two brothers, Floyd and Charles, and four sisters, Muriel, Reba, Helen, and Clara. Another sister, Lillian, died at birth on February 23, 1924, of scarlet fever. His mother died on February 23, 1924, also of scarlet fever. His father remarried, to Myrtle June Fay, on January 26, 1926. From this second marriage, Glen had two half-brothers, Wilbur and Forest, and four half-sisters, Lila, June, Belva, and Betty Lou.

Glen was a cheese maker at a cheese factory in southern Wisconsin before he was drafted. He was drafted into the Army on June 23, 1944. He was killed in action in Germany during the crossing of the Rhine River during the Battle of the Bulge on March 16, 1945. He was the first Town of Cary soldier to lose his life in World War II. Glen was buried in Belgium at Henri Chapel Cemetery but was returned to the United States for burial next to his mother in Mound Cemetery in December of 1947. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Written by: Angela Dickson, East Junior High School


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