Sam Dillon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2005, where he served in 2nd Battalion 6th Marines as an Infantry Rifleman and Squad Leader.
During his time in the Marine Corps he served in Fallujah, Iraq and Marjah, Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in action and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing “V” for Valor.
Upon being Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant in 2011, he returned home and joined the Boston Fire Department in 2013.
He’s currently assigned to Tower Ladder 10 in Jamaica Plain and has served as an officer with the Honor Guard as well as a House Steward and Executive Board Representative with Local 718.
Most recently, he was elected to serve as President of Local 718 and was sworn into office on June 16, 2022.