Dixon deployed off coast of Somalia
Marine Cpl. Brian E. Dixon, son of Paul E. Dixon Jr. of Ellicott City, is currently deployed off the coast of Somalia with Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group-15 based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Corporal Dixon recently participated in an early-morning amphibious landing from a three-ship task force unit. The landing, which involved more than 1,700 Marines and Navy SEALS, set in motion the largest humanitarian effort ever undertaken by U.S. military forces.
Corporal Dixon joined the Marine Corps in August 1988.
* Ellicott City: 3100 block of Paulskirk Drive: Jewelry, a television and a pillow case were taken between 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Thursday from a house that was entered after a glass pane in a door was smashed. The residence was ransacked and the phone disconnected.