Dixon, Eugene, GySgt

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Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
Last MOSGroup
Communications
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 2511, 1st Bn, 5th Marines (1/5)
Service Years
1946 - 1966
Voice Edition
Gunnery Sergeant
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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Traverse City, Michigan
Last Address
509 S Birch Street Apt213
Kalkaska. Michigan 49646
Date of Passing
Mar 03, 2022
 

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin


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 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)
  2011, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), Chapter 38 (Traverse City, Michigan)


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Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
From Month/Year
November / 1950
To Month/Year
December / 1950

Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean name, "Changjin". The UN forces relied on Japanese language maps dating from their occupation of Korea which had only ended five years earlier at the conclusion of World War II. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea.

On 27 November, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. While the battle resulted in the Chinese pushing the UN out of North Korea, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
November / 1950
To Month/Year
December / 1950
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Bn, 7th Marines (1/7)

1st Marines

5th Marines

VMA-542

1st Combat Engineer Bn (CEB)

3rd Bn, 7th Marines (3/7)

L Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines (3/7)

VMA-214

VMR-152

2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5)

4th Tank Bn

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1140 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, David, CWO3, (1948-1978)
  • Andresevic, Bill, LtCol, (1947-1965)
  • Atkins, Robert, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Barresi, Vincent Wm.
  • Baumgartner, Gordon, Sgt, (1950-1953)
  • Benson, Kenneth, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Bergeron, Robert, SSgt, (1948-1960)
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