Dixon, Wayne, SSG

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
1736-Armored Intelligence Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1945, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
Previously Held MOS
605-Heavy Machine Gunner
1814-Infantry Operations Sergeant
2704-Field Artillery Operations Sergeant
2704-Fire Direction Computer
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
1814-Infantry Operations Chief
1761-Intelligence Sergeant, Infantry
1733-Armored Light Tank Commander
1795-Tank Commander
1733-Armored Reconnaissance Platoon or Squad Sergeant
1945-Photography Supervisor
1945-Pictorial Supervisor
Service Years
1947 - 1969

Staff Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Artillery Shoulder Cord Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Border Tab


 Military Association Memberships
Post 42637th Division Veterans AssociationUS Constabulary AssociationVeterans of Underage Military Service
Stars & Stripes Museum/Library Association45th Infantry Division Museum/AssociationParalyzed Veterans of America (PVA)2nd Cavalry Association
  1975, American Legion, Post 426 (Member) (Alvarado, Texas) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2000, 37th Division Veterans Association1
  2000, US Constabulary Association [Verified]1
  2001, Veterans of Underage Military Service3
  2002, Stars & Stripes Museum/Library Association1
  2003, 45th Infantry Division Museum/Association1
  2006, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) [Verified]
  2009, 2nd Cavalry Association [Verified]1


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from Service plus retired from Lockheed Martin out of Fort Worth, after building the F-16 for the Air Force.
Now trying to travel a little when I can.  Injured in 2004, and had a Spinal Core injury placing me in a wheel chair,  paralyzed. Not to much distant travelling now days.
   
Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1948, Basic Training (Camp Atterbury, IN), D1
  1948, Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY), A/21
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 147th Infantry Regiment58th Armored Infantry Battalion3rd Armored DivisionUS Constabulary Europe
36th Field Artillery BattalionU.S. Army1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment
III Corps (3rd Corps)81st Armored Reconnaissance BattalionBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne SchoolSoutheastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA30th Infantry Division2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment1st Battalion, 66th Armor
Army GarrisonsUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY123rd Signal BattalionUS Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1947-1948, 605, D Company, 1st Battalion, 147th Infantry Regiment
  1947-1959, 1814, HHC, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion
  1948-1948, 3rd Armored Division
  1949-1951, 2704, US Constabulary Europe
  1951-1953, 2704, HHB, 36th Field Artillery Battalion
  1952-1952, 2704, Murnau Engineering School Germany - Surveying Course
  1953-1953, 1745, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment
  1953-1954, 1814, HHC, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment
  1954-1954, 1761, III Corps (3rd Corps)
  1954-1955, 1733, C Company, 81st Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
  1955-1955, 1795, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1955-1955, 1945, HHC, Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth, NJ
  1955-1956, 1745, HHC, Infantry School, Headquarters Command, Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA
  1957-1957, 1745, 30th Infantry Division
  1959-1961, 1733, I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1961-1962, 1736, HHC, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor
  1962-1964, 1733, I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1963-1963, 1736, Combat Intelligence Course
  1964-1965, 1733, Armor Force Development, Army Garrison, Fort Knox, KY
  1965-1967, 1945, HHC, Special Troops Battalion, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1967-1968, 1945, C Company, 123rd Signal Battalion
  1968-1969, 1945, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1968-1969, 1945, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Tarrant County CollegeTarrant County College
  1975-1981, Tarrant County College
  1996-1996, Tarrant County College1
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