Dillon Christopher Baldridge was born on July 18, 1994 in Youngsville, North Carolina to Tina Palmer and Christopher Baldridge. At a young age Dillon wanted to become a soldier. He joined the Army after graduating from Franklinton High School in February 2013.
Join us as we celebrate the life of an American Hero - Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge. Dillon, son of Tina Palmer and Christopher Baldridge, along with Sgt. Eric M. Houck and Sgt. William M. Bays were killed in action by small arms fire on June 10, 2017 in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan while serving in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack by placing an ‘infiltrator’ into the Afghan Army.