John Rixham, 1st Sgt

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Item Details

Title

John Rixham, 1st Sgt

Subject

Military life
Military uniforms
Rixham, John

Description

"1st Sgt John Rixham from 'Strike' 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Rixham Demoted. Among his commanding officers, the fate of 1st Sgt John W. Rixham was perhaps the most ironic. As Hill told the story to Martha, he noted, 'I'll bet I could be gone a week, and unless Martin reported me to the present acting First Sergeant or my name came up for CQ or similar, I'd never be missed.' Earlier in the war, Maj William G. Tennile and two other pilots and crews, had died while successfully attacking a Japanese convoy attempting to reinforce their troops on Biak." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

Date

6/10/1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.130

Spatial Coverage

Dobodura, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill