Dixon, Edward Fred, III, SSgt

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Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
2002-2011, US Army (USA)
Service Years
1992 - 2011
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Home State
Missouri
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Year of Birth
1974
 
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Home Town
Joplin
Last Address
Uruzgan province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 2011
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Joplin, Missouri
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US Air ForceUS Air ForceUS Army (USA)
  1992-2002, US Air Force
  2001-2002, 509th Bomb Wing
  2002-2011, US Army (USA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2011 Global War on Terror
  2011-2011 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
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70th Armored Regiment
2-70 Armor Coat of Arms.gifStaff Sgt. Edward Fred Dixon, III, age 37, of the United States Army was born January 26, 1974 in Joplin, Missouri, and passed away on June 18, 2011 in the Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. He succumbed to injuries suffered while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Dixon enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1992, and later transferred over to the United States Army under the "Blue to Green" program. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, and the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Baumholder, Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Jana Dixon, and their two children, Oliver Dixon, age 8, and Brianna Dixon, age 7, and his son, Justin Dixon, age 17 from a previous marriage.

He is the son of Edward Fred Dixon, Jr. and Monica Annette Dixon, and the brother of Carla Dawn Gilstrap. An older sister, Misty Dawn preceded him in death in 1973.

Graveside services will be Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Mount Hope Cemetery with full military honors.

The family requests that in place of flowers, donations be made to the USO c/o www.uso.org/donate

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.



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Army Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III

Died June 18, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany; died June 18 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered during a vehicle rollover. Also killed were Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, Army Sgt. Alan L. Snyder and Army Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz.
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DOD Identifies Army Casualties
 

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 18 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over.  The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.,

            Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.,

            Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Blackstone, Mass., and

            Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis.

            For more information contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs officer by e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or by phone 011-49-6221-57-8694.

            CORRECTION:  June 20, 2011 -- Sgt. Snyder’s hometown is corrected from Worcester, Mass.

            UPDATE:  June 22, 2011 -- Sgt. Snyder was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.
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Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base.
 
Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base.
News-Leader staff

A soldier stationed at Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base was among four who died in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a Department of Defense news release.

Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, died in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over.

A Department of Defense spokesman said the cause of the accident remained under investigation.

Dixon listed his hometown as Whiteman Air Force Base.

The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.
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