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‘The Immigrant’ and his impact on Minden


A few days ago, I had the chance to sit and visit with a member of the Greatest Generation. Mr. Dillon Wallace is 92-years old and resides in Shreveport.

After graduation from Springhill High School he was drafted in the US Army during World War II where he served with the 43rd Infantry and the 99th Field Artillery of the 1st Cavalry Division. He served in the Philippines and the occupation of Japan.

Upon his discharge, he took his GI Bill and enrolled in Centenary College. He left school when the GI Bill benefits ran out, but eventually returned