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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August 25, 2022 04:53 pm
Emily Ezell
What a time to be a Marine! World War Two and Korea! We are thankful for his service to our country.

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Korean War - Key Events

January 12, 1950

In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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