Rank Insignia Previous Honoree ID Next Honoree ID


   
honoree image
First Name: Virgil

Last Name: Bixby

Birthplace: Iowa City, IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Middle Name: Martin



Date of Birth: 10 February 1950

Date of Death: 22 July 1970

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Virgil Martin Bixby

   
Engagements:
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)

Biography:

Virgil Martin Bixby
Corporal, U.S. Army

Virgil Martin Bixby was born on 10 February 1950 in Iowa City, IA.

On 22 July 1970, Corporal Virgil Martin Bixby was serving with 3rd Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Thua Thien Province in South Vietnam.

On that day, Corporal Bixby was killed in action when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket or mortar fire. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Honors

The name Virgil M Bixby is located on Panel W8 Line 41 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Burial

Corporal Virgil Martin Bixby is buried at Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery in Solon, Johnson County, IA.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93938338



Honoree ID: 3463   Created by: MHOH

Ribbons


Medals


Badges


Honoree Photos

honoree imagehonoree imagehonoree image

honoree imagehonoree image

honoree image

Remembrances


Tributes