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PFC Hugh Douglas Dials
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1934
Scioto County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1953, South Korea

First Class Dials was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on July 17, 1953. Patrol forward of MLR, possibly near Outpost Berlin.

Portsmouth Times


A Scioto County Marine was killed in action in Korea.
A 19-year-old Sciotoville Marine, Pfc. Hugh Douglas Dials, paid the supreme sacrifice.

Pfc. Dials, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dials, formerly of Sciotoville now of Wheelersburg Rt. 1, was killed while fighting with the 1st Marine Divsion near Panmuujom. His parents, were notified of his death Wednesday.

Previously he had been listed as missing in action. Pfc. Dials, who had been in Korea since Dec. 4, 1952, enlisted in the Marines in May, 1952, after attending school at Portsmouth East. He received his basic training at Parris Island, S. C., and was stationed at Camp Pendleton Calif. before going overseas. He was born in Portsmouth April 25, 1934.

Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, William, Columbus, and Phillip and David both at home; a sister, Betty, Columbus; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Pennington, Lexington Ind. and Mrs. Perlina Dials of
Wheelersburg. His parents moved to their Wheelersburg home two weeks ago. 
Memorial Burial Park
Scioto County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Dec 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32298332
PFC Hugh Douglas Dials
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