Dixon, Eugene, GySgt

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Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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Primary Unit
1950-1951, 2511, 1st Bn, 5th Marines (1/5)
Service Years
1946 - 1966
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Gunnery Sergeant
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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

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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/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Pohang Guerrilla Hunt
From Month/Year
January / 1951
To Month/Year
January / 1951

In early 1951, the 1st Marine Division rooted out remnants of a North Korean division that had infiltrated the region surrounding Pohang and threatened X Corps headquarters at Taegu. Dubbed the "Pohang Guerrilla Hunt," the campaign sought to secure this area as it held the only usable port on Korea's southeastern coast, the main supply route for east-central Korea, and three vital airfields. The VIVO-6 ground support elements moved from Masan to Pohang by air, truck convoy, and ship beginning on 13 January 1951. The move was complete by 16 February. Pohang's mountainous and forested terrain hid the enemy who quickly broke up into small groups when the Marines arrived. The solution was saturation patrolling. The Marines sent out fire-team and squad-sized patrols operating from platoon- and com-pany-bases to flush out enemy stragglers. Helicopters were used for observation, reconnaissance, laying wire, command and control, medical evacuations, re-supply of isolated small units, and trans-portation of fire teams to remote hilltops. The guerrillas were driven underground by relentless Marine pressure, but not decisively defeated. In the words of the official history: "In retrospect, had [a full] squadron of helicopters been available . . . its quick lift . . . increased mobility and surveillance would have made quite a difference in the conduct of action." Unrealized at the time, the use of helicopters at Pohang was actually a foretaste of the methods that would be used by the U.S. Marines and Army on a much larger scale.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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January / 1951
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January / 1951
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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  6 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bates, Hugh, Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Santiago, Paul, GySgt, (1946-1968)
  • Spinicchia, Salvatore, Cpl, (1946-1953)
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