More detail on this person: Robert James Dillard Died: 1/22/2006 Colonel Robert James Dillard died January 22, 2006 at the age of 84. He was retired from the United States Army, was a Veteran of World War II, served in Japan, Korea, Germany, and Vietnam, and was former commanding officer at U.S. Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC). Colonel Robert James Dillard was born September 30, 1921 in Myra, Texas. He entered the Army in 1943 and served in the infantry in the Philippines during the Pacific campaign. He married Mildred Fay Miller at Camp Leroy Johnson in New Orleans on March 31, 1949. He had a long and distinguished military career; he earned the Silver Star, two Legion of Merit awards, two Bronze Stars, five Air Medals, the Purple Heart and other honors. He was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the United States Army War College. An Army Aviator, he was heavily involved with the development and deployment of Army helicopters. He was Project Manager for the Army's Chinook helicopter and the Army's Advanced Aerial Weapons Systems. His final command before retiring in 1974 was the Corpus Christi Army Depot. Colonel Dillard enjoyed his retirement, becoming a successful real estate broker affiliated with Vestland in Corpus Christi. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Dillard of Gainesville. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of 56 years; daughter, Ann Dillard Bone and grandson Christopher Robert Bone of Atlanta; son Robert J. Dillard, Jr., granddaughter Tara Keefner and great-grandson Brock Keefner of Circleville, Ohio; sisters Evelyn Spires and Anna Land of Gainesville, Texas, and brothers Vernon Dillard and Carroll Dillard of Fort Worth. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday January 25, 2006. Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2006, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
Burial information: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
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