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Douglas Eugene Dickey
Birth: Dec. 24, 1946
Death: Mar. 26, 1967

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the war in Viet Nam as a Private First Class in Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, 3rd Marine Division (Rein) and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Republic of Vietnam on March 26, 1967. His official CMOH citation reads as follows "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While participating in Operation Beacon Hill 1, the 2d Platoon was engaged in a fierce battle with the Viet Cong at close range in dense jungle foliage. Pfc. Dickey had come forward to replace a radio operator who had been wounded in this intense action and was being treated by a medical corpsman. Suddenly an enemy grenade landed in the midst of a group of marines, which included the wounded radio operator who was immobilized. Fully realizing the inevitable result of his actions, Pfc. Dickey, in a final valiant act, quickly and unhesitatingly threw himself upon the deadly grenade, absorbing with his body the full and complete force of the explosion. Pfc. Dickey's personal heroism, extraordinary valor and selfless courage saved a number of his comrades from certain injury and possible death at the cost of his life. His actions reflected great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country". 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold E. Dickey (1923 - 2004)
 
 Sibling:
  Douglas Eugene Dickey (1946 - 1967)
  Steven Ray Dickey (1953 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brock Cemetery
Greenville
Darke County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 2002
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Douglas Eugene Dickey
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Douglas Eugene Dickey
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Douglas Eugene Dickey
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- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace, sir.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
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