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
June 25, 1950
A massive artillery barrage from the North signals the beginning of the Korean War. Roughly 100,000 North Korean troops pour across the 38th parallel, and, although South Korean forces are driven back, they retire in good order.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica