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Sgt. Dillion Donald Naslund

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Sgt. Dillion Donald Naslund

Sgt. Dillion Donald Naslund was born on July 2, 1987. He died on December 10th, 2012.

On March 25, 2005, Dillion joined the Iowa Army National Guard as a junior in high school. Dillion served two tours overseas. He served in Iraq from June 2007 until May 2008, and in Afghanistan from August 2010 until Sept 2011.

Naslund was a proud member of the Iowa National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment (1-168th Inf.) and 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment (1-133rd Inf.). Both are units of Iowa’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division. He was proud to be a Red Bull Infantryman!

SADLY HIS WORLD CHANGED upon returning from war, as the horrors of war took its toll in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI). The nightmares and flashbacks took over. His world turned upside down and as hard as he tried to cope with the BEAST of war, on December 10th, 2012 Dillion took his own life.

Freedom Quilts made this quilt for his family in Dillion’s honor.

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