Robert Alden Bixler (1922 - 2006)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section CC Site 75,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Mulino, Clackamas County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Alden

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Ollie Mae Collado & Lula Bixler

Ollie Mae Collado & Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Lula Bixler

Sarah E. Heckathorn & Moses Bixler, OH 1876

Sarah E. Heckathorn & Moses Bixler, OH 1876

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Handwritten Receipt - Jacob Bixler

Handwritten Receipt - Jacob Bixler

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1922 - In the year that Robert Alden Bixler was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

1942 - When he was 20 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

1946 - When he was 24 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1976 - He was 54 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1990 - He was 68 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Robert Alden Bixler passed away on July 15, 2006 at 83 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Robert. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section CC Site 75, Portland, Or. He was born on October 25, 1922. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Alden Bixler had been residing in Mulino, Clackamas County, Oregon.

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