Dion went into the army, and quickly picked up skills with guns. Hunting as a kid was never as exciting as what he was learning. He quickly earned sevearl medals for being an exemplary shot, and joined a group of snipers that secretly worked on the Russian front. After World War II was over, he moved back to New Jersey where he taught at a military academy, teaching ranged combat tactics to new recruits.
During his time in the army, he was very active with the USO, and was known for throwing amazing parties. He quickly got the nickname "getz" because he could literally get anything you needed during war time. He was also known for being quite the ladies man, maintaining relationships with several women both over sees, and in the armed forces.