Seabeck, Frank Eugene, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1954-1963, 0302, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Service Years
1943 - 1963
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Iwo Jima Certificate
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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Home Town
Rockville
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Date of Passing
Feb 12, 2012
 
Location of Interment
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US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War USMC Officer Campaign Cover




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Frank Eugene SEABECK Retired United States Marine Corps Major Frank E. Seabeck passed away February 12, 2012. Frank son of John and Mary Seabeck was born on June 5 1917 in Sherman County, Rockville Nebraska. He came to Washington State in 1935 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1942. During World War 2 Frank served bravely in the Pacific Theater with the United States Marine Corps. He hit the beach on Iwo Jima on the 19th of February 1945 and walked off the island on the 26th of March. He also served in Korea and spent time in Japan, Cuba, and Chile. His military honors include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon military retirement Frank was employed by the University of Washington working in community development. He guided and helped many communities statewide. The Bavarian themed village of Leavenworth was one of his many successful projects. He retired from the University of Washington after many years working at the undergraduate library. Frank enjoyed numerous hobbies and interests, including pheasant hunting, fishing, rock hounding, hiking, gardening, and traveling with family and friends. In later years he particularly enjoyed trips to Hawaii with his long time partner Jane Aslanian as well as many years at his winter home in Sun City West, AZ. In 1951 Frank was married to Marie Combs at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island Winslow Wa. Together they raised 6 children: Patrick (dec.), Kevin (Leslie), Mary (Robert), Michael, Joseph, all of Seattle, and John (Kate) of La Connor, Wa. Also survived by grandson Nolan Li of Seattle.

   
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Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of the Outposts (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
From Month/Year
March / 1953
To Month/Year
March / 1953

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The Battle for Outpost Vegas was a battle during the Korean War between the armed forces of the United States and China from March 26–28, 1953, four months before the end of the Korean War. Vegas was one of three outposts called the Nevada Cities north of the Main Line of Resistance (MLR), the United Nations defensive line which stretched roughly around the latitude 38th Parallel. Vegas, and the outposts it supported, Reno and Carson, were manned by elements of the 1st Marine Division. On March 26, 1953 the Chinese army launched an attack on the Nevada Cities, including Vegas, in an attempt to better the position of China and North Korea in the Panmunjon peace talks which were occurring at the time, and to gain more territory for North Korea when its borders would be solidified. The battle raged for five days until Chinese forces halted their advance after partially obtaining their objective through capturing one outpost north of the MLR on March 28. The battle for outpost Vegas and the surrounding outposts are considered the bloodiest fighting to date in western Korea during the Korean War. It is estimated that there were over 1,000 American casualties and twice that number of Chinese during the battle of outpost Vegas. The battle is also known for the involvement of Sergeant Reckless, a horse in a USMC recoilless rifle platoon who transported ammunition and the wounded during the U.S. defense of outpost Vegas.
   
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From Month/Year
March / 1953
To Month/Year
March / 1953
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  411 Also There at This Battle:
  • Arneson, David, Cpl, (1951-1953)
  • Bruce, Beverly, Cpl
  • Bryant, Al, Cpl, (1951-1954)
  • Charette, William, HMCM, (1951-1977)
  • Connolly, Patrick, PFC, (1952-1953)
  • Dague, Joseph, Cpl, (1951-1954)
  • Deabenderfer, Michael, Cpl, (1952-1956)
  • Gary, Harry, Maj, (1942-1962)
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