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 Dec. 17, 1972, JAMES V., of 6604 Cottage St., beloved husband of Alfreda J. Dickson (nee McLaughlin); devoted father of Mrs. Karen B. Tucker and Denise D. Dickson. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Wed., 10 A. M., MANNAL FUNERAL HOME, 6925 Frankford Ave. (at Tyson St.). Mass of the Resurrection, 11 A. M., St. Leo's Church. Int. Resurrection Cemetery. No viewing Tues. eve. Friends may call Wed. after 10 A. M.

[The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA,19 Dec 1972, T, Page 34]


James registered for the draft in Philadelphia, PA on 16 October 1940 and in 1942 he married Alfreda J McLaughlin in Philadelphia.  He was inducted into the Army at New Cumberland, PA on 31 May 1944.

On 3 October 1944, Pfc Dickson was transferred from the 504th PIR to Company I, 508rh PIR. He was discharged on 4 June 1946.


James applied for the PA WWII Veterans Bonus on 17 January 1950.  He was credited with 8 months of domestic duty and 13 months of foreign service yielding a $275 bonus award.

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