MARTIN E BIXLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

MARTIN EDWARD BIXLER

WALL NAME

MARTIN E BIXLER

PANEL / LINE

42W/65

DATE OF BIRTH

08/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GLEN ROCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

York County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARTIN EDWARD BIXLER
POSTED ON 5.28.2023
POSTED BY: Bill & Sandra Brock

Remembering

We were in flight school together and i remember all the great times we had together. What a great friend and i will never forget you.
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POSTED ON 9.27.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.10.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Warrant Officer Martin Edward Bixler, Served with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2018

I was there

I was a w-1 in 4th platoon and I bunked next to you (Pink Panthers).I got there about a month before Harlamert got killed but was off the day you didn't get back. I stated at that empty bunkbed a long while.I'm so sorry what they did to you. May God Bless you and your family.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Martin Edward Bixler
Date of birth: August 10, 1947
Date of death: October 3, 1968
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, York
Home of record: Glen Rock Pennsylvania
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Warrant Officer Martin Edward Bixler (ASN: W-3159584), United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company 214th Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade, in the Republic of Vietnam on 3 October 1968. Warrant Officer Bixler distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while piloting a UH-1H helicopter on an urgent re-supply mission northwest of Tay Ninh. Due to the thick jungle growth, the desperately needed ammunition had to be thrown out of the aircraft while it hovered over a bomb crater. The aircraft was hit by enemy fire, crashed and burst into flames, pinning the aircraft commander underneath the wreckage. Upon freeing himself, Warrant Officer Bixler attempted to dislodge the aircraft commander, despite the intense enemy fire. He gradually freed the aircraft commander from the burning ship, but was fatally wounded minutes later. Through his exceptional courage and devotion to duty, he saved the life of his aircraft commander. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Aviation Brigade, General Orders No. 7456 (November 8, 1968)

Action Date: October 3, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Warrant Officer

Company: 117th Assault Helicopter Company

Battalion: 214th Aviation Battalion

Regiment: 1st Aviation Brigade
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