Korean War Legacy Project

Ed M. Dozier

Bio

Ed M. Dozier was born in Versailles, Kentucky, on April 5, 1931. He was called to active duty while serving as a United States Marine Corps Reservist at Camp Lejeune in the summer of 1950. After training to be a Rifleman, he was assigned to the 16th Replacement Group in the US Marine Corps. In January 1951, his unit left San Diego, California, and traveled to Kobe, Japan. A month later, he was sent to Busan, Korea, where he joined the 7th Marines/2nd Batallion/ Dog Company/3rd Platoon. Among many battles and skirmishes, he participated in Operation Mousetrap in May 1951. During his tour in Korea, he was wounded by a mortar shell before being sent back to the United States to finish his enlistment working at a Navy gun factory until 1952. He moved back to Kentucky where he attended the University of Kentucky via the GI Bill. He was married and worked as a mechanical contractor. He later moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, where he worked as a plant manager for a textile firm then as Manager of Engineering for Rust-Oleum Corporation until retiring in 1992.

Video Clips

Operation Mousetrap (Part 1)

Ed M. Dozier describes his participation in Operation Mousetrap, near Chuncheon in May 1951.

Tags: Chuncheon,Fear,Front lines

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=560&end=730

Operation Mousetrap (Part 2)

Ed M. Dozier describes his participation in Operation Mousetrap, near Chuncheon in May 1951.

Tags: Chuncheon,Fear,Front lines

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=765&end=867

Death of a Friend, Finding Closure

Ed M. Dozier talks about the loss of a close friend during Operation Mousetrap and finding closure 50 years later.

Tags: Chuncheon,Front lines,Home front

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=879&end=1068

Wounded by a Mortar Shell

Ed M. Dozier talks about his experience being wounded by a mortar shell while on patrol on April 10, 1951.

Tags: Chuncheon,Fear,Front lines

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=1252&end=1437

Protecting Yourself

Ed M. Dozier describes "protecting yourself" from the carnage of war.

Tags: Front lines

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=1522&end=1602

PTSD and Soldiers of Today

Ed M. Dozier talks about his struggles with PTSD after the war and discusses his thoughts about today's soldiers.

Tags: Depression,Fear,Front lines,Home front

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZR2g7LeBU&start=1813&end=1950