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
2519-Wire Chief
8411-RSS Recruiter
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 2511, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
Service Years
1946 - 1966
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Gunnery Sergeant

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 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
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)
  2001, 1st Marine Division Association
  2002, The Chosin Few
  2010, Marine Corps League, Yagle Brothers; Detachment 165 (Traverse City, Michigan)3
  2011, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), Chapter 38 (Traverse City, Michigan)2

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Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of the Pusan Permineter
From Month/Year
June / 1950
To Month/Year
August / 1950

From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and equipment over South Korea's Republic of Korea Army and the United Nations forces dispatched to South Korea to prevent it from collapsing. The North Korean strategy was to aggressively pursue U.N. and South Korean forces on all avenues of approach south and to engage them, attacking from the front and initiating a double envelopment of both flanks of the defending units, which allowed the North Koreans to surround and cut off the opposing force, forcing it to retreat in disarray, often leaving behind much of its equipment. From their initial 25 June offensive to fights in July and early August, the North Koreans used this strategy to defeat any UN force they encountered and push it south. However, with the establishment of the Pusan Perimeter in August, the U.N. troops held a continuous line which the North Koreans could not flank, and their advantages in numbers decreased daily as the superior U.N. logistical system brought in more troops and supplies to the U.N. forces.

When the North Koreans approached the Pusan Perimeter on 5 August, they attempted the same frontal assault technique on the four main avenues of approach into the perimeter. Throughout August, their military conducted direct assaults resulting in the Battle of Masan, the Battle of Battle Mountain, the First Battle of Naktong Bulge, the Battle of Taegu, and the Battle of the Bowling Alley. On the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the South Koreans repulsed three North Korean divisions at the Battle of P'ohang-dong.
The North Korean attacks stalled as U.N. forces, well equipped and with large standing reserve units to draw upon, repeatedly repelled them. All along the front, the North Korean troops reeled from these defeats, the first time in the war North Korean strategy had failed.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
June / 1950
To Month/Year
August / 1950
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

My introduction to actual combat. It was hot,dusty and trying time. Water was a precious item and the heat and humidity took their toll on the Marines. My unit was 1stBn5thMar First Provisional Marine Brigade

Units Participated in Operation

2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)

My Photos From This Battle or Operation

  239 Also There at This Battle:
  • Andersen, Gale, TSgt, (1950-1958)
  • Barnett, Harry, Sgt
  • Bell, Huel, SSgt
  • Benge, Donald, SSgt, (1949-1953)
  • Blakeney, Clyde, PFC
  • Blodgett, Wendell, Sgt
  • Brader, Harry, PFC
  • Breshears, R, Sgt
  • Bridges, Lawrence, Maj, (1957-1967)
  • Brochini, Lawrence, Cpl
  • Brousseau, George, Cpl
  • Bruhn, George, PFC
  • Campbell, Claude, PFC
  • Cannon, Roy, SSgt, (1948-1952)
  • Carpenter, Eugene, Cpl
  • Carter, Charles, Cpl
  • Casarez, Ralph, PFC
  • Childers, Robert, PFC
  • Clines, Robert, Cpl
  • Coakley, James, Cpl
  • Cox, Omer, SSgt
  • Cripe, Ryan
  • Crites, William, SSgt, (1948-1952)
  • Dennis, Saweren, SSgt
  • Deutsch, Carl, Sgt
  • Downs, Willard, WO, (1938-1952)
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