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1LT Patrick Martin "Pat" Dixon
Birth: Sep. 1, 1945
Dixon
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 28, 1969
Long An, Vietnam

1LT 02 (MOS Infantry Unit Commander). KIA. Long An, Vietnam, while serving with Company E, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, U. S. Army. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 23W, Line 007. Lt. Dixon was included in the June 27, 1969 edition of LIFE magazine cover story entitled "The Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll." Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for service as platoon leader during an airmobile operation . The citation for this award (Headquarters, U. S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3272, August 23, 1969) reads in part "As soon as the element disembarked from the insertion helicopter, it came under intense enemy crossfire. Without hesitation, Lieutenant Dixon directed his men to return fire, which forced the hostile forces to disperse. In following the retreating foe, the platoon encountered machine gun fire from a concealed bunker. Lieutenant Dixon pushed one of his men out of the direct line of fire and was wounded as a result of his selfless action. He proceeded to crawl through the heavy barrage toward the hostile emplacement until he could silence the fortification with a fragmentation grenade. Though seriously wounded himself, he crawled to one of his wounded comrades to administer first aid and remove the man to safety. As he started out to retrieve another injured man, he succumbed to his fatal wounds. First Lieutenant Dixon's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
1LT Dixon was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. 
 
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 Parents:
  Sherwood Dixon (1896 - 1973)
  Helen Cahill Dixon (1906 - 1999)
 
Inscription:
PATRICK MARTIN DIXON
1ST LT
US ARMY
VIETNAM
SEP 1 1945
MAY 28 1969
DSC SS
BSM & 3 OLC PH
M ARCN & OLC
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Dixon
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 65-66 cc, Space 2-SW
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2010
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