Dixon, Eugene, GySgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
2513-Construction Wireman
8211-Correspondence School Instructor
2511-Field Wireman
8411-RSS Recruiter
2519-Wire Chief
Primary Unit
1963-1966, 2591, I&I Staff Rochester, NY 3rd Comm Co Force Troops
Service Years
1946 - 1966
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Gunnery Sergeant

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 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)1st Marine Division AssociationTHE CHOSIN FEWYagle Brothers; Detachment 165
Chapter 38
  1967, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2001, 1st Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2002, THE CHOSIN FEW [Verified]
  2010, Marine Corps League, Yagle Brothers; Detachment 165 (Vice Commander) (Traverse City, Michigan) [Verified]3
  2011, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), Chapter 38 (Traverse City, Michigan) [Verified]2

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After serving in the Marines for 20 years, worked for the Grand Traverse County Road Commission as Clerk of the Board for 20 years, retiring in 1988. I have created and maintain several web pages on the internet. Started out in 1999 trying to grasp the art of web page design and creation. Also, created and maintain the websites for Yagle Brothers Detachment 165 Traverse City, Michigan Marine Corps League at   http://www.yaglebros165.org/index.html  and  North West Michigan Chapter 38 Korean War Veterans at:  http://www.cid38.kwva.org/  I invite you check these sites out.
Other Comments:
Enjoying retirement with my wife, Verna and living in beautiful northern Michigan. We are both active members of the Traverse City Church of the Nazarene. We have 5 grown children, 8 Grand Children, 1 ggrandchild with 1 to arrive spring 2010.
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  1962-1963, 2591, 3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co

From Month/Year
September / 1962
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September / 1963
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Gunnery Sergeant
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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 3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co Details

3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co
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3rd Combat Engineer Bn
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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
First Sergeant G R Abbott

Best Moment
Returning Home


Worst Moment
Being away from my family and my wife having to take care of our active 3 boys

Other Memories
After completing my 3 year controlled input with 1stBn6thMar, I was assigned as Cryptographer with the 2ndMarDiv headquarters while I was waiting for assignment orders to 3rdMarDiv.

I was assigned Communications Chief, 3rd Engineer Bn, 3rdMarDiv and would be there for one year, leaving in September 1962

My Photos For This Unit
Okinawa 1962
Gene Dixon on Okinawa 1962
13 Members Also There at Same Time
3rd Combat Engineer Bn

Ozolins, Bernie, Capt, (1961-1968) 35 3501 Captain
Connell, Clarence, GySgt, (1947-1968) 13 1349 Staff Sergeant
Hampton, Henry, CPL, (1963-1967) 3 0311 Corporal
Lane, James, SSgt, (1961-1970) 13 1371 Lance Corporal
McBride, Walter, PFC, (1960-1968) 13 1341 Private 1st Class
Mumford, Benjamin, PFC, (1962-1965) 13 1371 Private 1st Class
Shachowshi, Arthur, PFC 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Tachell, Harry, Sgt, (1962-1973) 13 1371 Private 1st Class
Tachell, Harry, Sgt, (1962-1973) 13 1371 Private 1st Class
Piper jr, Aurelius, LCpl, (1962-1967) 13 1371 Private
A Co

Heckscher, Gus, Capt, (1962-1967) 13 1302 Captain
A Co, 3rd CEB, 3rd Marines

Dickneite, Bernard, CPL, (1960-1964) 13 1371 Corporal
Wisecup, James, Sgt, (1962-1968) Lance Corporal
D Co

Lane, James, SSgt, (1961-1970) 13 1371 Lance Corporal

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