Dixon, Eugene, GySgt

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 Service Details
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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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1946, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 2322
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDUSMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal SchoolsMarine Barracks Camp LeJeune NCMarine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute
Marine Barracks5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)US NavyRecruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
Recruiting Units3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)6th Marine RegimentRS Detroit MI
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)3rd Combat Engineer BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1946-1947, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1947-1947, Field Telephone School, Camp Delmar, CA
  1947-1949, 2513, Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC
  1949-1949, 8211, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute
  1949-1950, 2511, Marine Barracks McAlester, OK
  1950-1951, 2511, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1950-1951, 2511, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)/Weapons Co
  1951-1951, 2511, US Navy/Naval Communications Center Washington DC
  1951-1952, 2513, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1952-1952, 8411, Recruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
  1952-1953, 8411, RSS Stockton, CA
  1953-1954, 2519, 3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1954-1955, 2519, 6th Marine Regiment
  1955-1958, 8411, RS Detroit MI/RSS Traverse City MI
  1958-1959, 2591, Communications Chief Course
  1959-1962, 2591, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1962-1963, 2591, 3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co
  1963-1966, 2591, I&I Staff Rochester, NY 3rd Comm Co Force Troops
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite1
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of the Pusan Permineter1
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Evacuation of Hungnam
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War1
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Killer
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Ripper
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Pohang Guerrilla Hunt
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 28, 1957, Marriage
  Jul 19, 1966, Tower Finance Corporation
  Jul 25, 1967, Traverse City Post Office
  Jan 22, 1968, Grand Traverse County Road Commission
  Jan 22, 1988, Retirement from Grand Traverse County Road Commission2
  Oct 22, 1988, Farmers Petroleum
  Dec 05, 2012, General Photos
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