Bernard E. Dykes

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Bernard E. Dykes (82) was born in Port Washington, NY. Before entering the military, he worked as a mason?s apprentice. During his period of service, he went to Inchon, Korea and was stationed at the main line of resistance from January 4, 1952 to July 1952. He served in the 2nd Division 23 Tank Company as a Sergeant First Class before his discharge. He was an Army Tank Commander, and participated in the Keumhwa Irion Triangle Area. Dykes received the Good Conduct Medal for his commitments. After returning to the United States, he was employed at the Sperry Gyroscope Company, and worked at Sperry Titan Sales after being discharged from military service. He still remembers Eugene Paeur from the French Battalion and Louis Casden from the Tanil Company. His most memorable experience of the war was his first patrol, and he feels a sense of fulfillment and pride in regard to his role. His hobbies now include various sports, especially golf.


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