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My name is Melissa DeShong. My father, Thomas William DeShong, passed away December 26, 2001 @ 12:26am, 26 minutes after Christmas. My sister and I have always wondered about the origins of our father. I know that he had changed the spelling of his last name, I had seen his social security card with the last name spelled Dishong (no capital S, the E an I). I know he grew up in Missouri, I have met my aunt who was his half sister, her name is Suki (nickname). My father was a mystery growing up, always vague when we would ask questions. I know he went into the army when he was very young, probably 16. He was raised by his grandparents and never spoke of his mother. He was born on June 23, 1930. I am trying to find the origin of the name Dishong, because daily people ask me and I really have no idea, is it German, French? If any one has any information about the origin of the name Dishong, or knows anything more about my father, please send an email.