Dayton Oakes

Sergeant Dayton Oakes served with the United States Marines in both World War Two and Korea. Dayton saw combat with the 1st Marine Division in Korea from 1951 to 1952. He was wounded in action in October of 1951 on hill 412. Dayton served in the Marines until he was honorably discharged in 1958.


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Korean War - Key Events

July 27, 1953

Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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