Unit Details

5th Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion [1bn5thMR]

       

 

as of 9 July 1950

August

Left to right: Lt Col George Newton, Bn Cmdr 1/5, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade Maj. John Russell, CO Weapons Co. Capt. John Stevens, CO Able Co. Capt. Ike Fenton, CO Baker Co. Capt. Walter Godenius, CO H&S Co. (Photo courtesy of John Stevens, Dixon's former commander, used with permission)

Battalion Organization

CO Commanding Officer

Rank Name From To Status
LtCol  George R. Newton

XO Executive Officer

Rank Name From To Status
Maj. Olson, Merlin R.

Adjutant

Rank Name From To Status

S1 Personnel Section

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Fritz, Martin F.
2nd Lt. Rabe, LeRoy D.
2nd Lt. Cowling, David R.      
         

S2 Intelligence Section

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Hansen, Dean B. .

S-3 Operations Section

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Smith, Loren R.
2nd Lt. Young, James R.

S-4 Logistics Section

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Morrow, Clark B.
1st Lt. Fox, George C.

Headquarters Comany

Rank Name From To Status
Capt Walter E. G. Godenius

COM Communication

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Peter, William J., Jr.

Chaplain

Rank Name From To Status

Antitank Company

Rank Name From To Status

Supply Section

Rank Name From To Status
WO Davis, Warren A.

Medical Section

Rank Name From To Status
Lt(jg) USN Nelson, Bentley A.

Service Company

Allen, Merle W. 2nd Lt.
Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Goienius, Walter E.G.
Lt. USN Grewe, Carl O.
 2nd Lt. Smith, James W.      
2nd Lt. Allen, Merle W.      
         

Able Rifle Company

A-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Stevens, John R.
1st Lt. Eubanks, Fred F., Jr.

A-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Sebilian, Robert C.

A-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Johnston, Thomas H.

A-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

A-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Muetzel, Francis W.

A-Mortor Section

Rank Name From To Status

Baker Rifle Company

B-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Tobin, John L.

B-XO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Fenton, Francis I., Jr.

B-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
Sceryver, Eugh C., Jr.
 

B-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Taylor, David S.

B-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

B-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
WO Clement, Robert A.
2nd Lt. Hall, Edward C., Jr.

B-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status
WO Clement, Robert A.

Charlie Rile Company

C-CO

Rank Name From To Status
 

C-XO

Rank Name From To Status

C-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

C-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

C-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

C-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
 

C-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status

Weapons Company

W-CO

Rank Name From To Status

W-XO

Rank Name From To Status


Rank Name From To Status

W-81mm Mortar Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

W-Anti-Tank Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

Lt. Col. John Stevens's 1/5

Rank Name From To Status

1st Battalion, 5th Marines

CO LCol John W. Stevens, II

ExO Maj Merlin R. Olson

S-3 Maj Albert Hartman Communications

1stLt William L. Peter, Jr. (WIA,28Nov)

Surgeon

Lt(jg) John P. Luhr, MC, USN

Lt(jg) Daniel M. OToole, MC, USN

Air Liaison

1stLt Forrest B. Holderidge

1stLt James W. Smith (WIA,28Nov)

Headquarters CO

Capt Walter E. G. Godenius

 

Able Company, 5th

CO Capt James B. Heater

ExO 1stLt Orrin H. Shelton

CoO 1stLt James Lichtenberger

(WIA,28Nov)

1stLt Robert E. Snyder

2ndLt Howard G. Blank

2ndLt Edward E. Collins

2ndLt Nicholas M.

Trapnell, Jr.

 

Baker Company, 5th

CO 1stLt John R. Hancock

ExO 1stLt James T. Cronin

CoO 1stLt Louis B. Kohler

1stLt Michael V. Palatas

2ndLt Austin C. Jenson (KIA,29Nov)

2ndLt Edward C. Morris

WO Robert A. Clement

Charlie Company, 5th

CO Capt Jack R. Jones (WIA, 28Nov & 7Dec)

ExO 1stLt Loren R. Smith (WIA, 28Nov & 7Dec)

CoO 1stLt William E. Kerrigan

1stLt Robert J. Richter

2ndLt Robert H. Corbet (WIA,7Dec)

2ndLt Harold L. Dawe, Jr.

2ndLt Byron L. Magness (WIA,7Dec)

2ndLt Max A. Merritt (WIA,28Nov)

Weapons Company

CO Maj John W, Russell

ExO Capt Almond H. Sollom (WIA,4Dec)

CoO 1stLt Frank J. Meers

2ndLt Harry L. Alderman

2ndLt Dale L. Brown

2ndLt Francis E. McDonald

2ndLt Ralph J. Tuley (WIA,28Nov)

August 7, 1950 1300

Lieutenant Colonel Newton’s 1st Battalion reached the village in the afternoon of the 7th and relieved Company G’s two platoons on Hill 99. Bohn took his company back across the valley and deployed on the lower slopes of 255 facing the Haman road.