WARD E. DICKEY, COL, USMC
Ward Dickey '26
Date of birth: August 11, 1903
Date of death: October 12, 1945
From the 1926 Lucky Bag:
Unable to find any details on Ward's loss except that it was "non-battle" at Okinawa on October 12, 1945. He was the Chief of Staff, 2nd Marine Air Wing.
Ward is buried in Pennsylvania. He was survived by his wife.
Ward's command, MAG-33, recorded 214 air-to-air kills while operating from and in the vicinity of Okinawa.
Legion of Merit
From Hall of Valor:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Ward E. Dickey (MCSN: 0-4092), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 4 April through 1 July 1945.
Service: Marine Corps
General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney