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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

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


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.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Bronze Star Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge

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


Corporal Virgil Martin Bixby is buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery (New) in Johnson County, IA.


Honoree ID: 3463   Created by: MHOH




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