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Troxell, John Cline

Date of birth:
June 24th, 1923 (Johnson City-Sullivan County/Tennessee, United States)
Date of death:
June 12th, 2012
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

John C. Troxell was born on June 24th, 1923 as the son of John Henry Troxell and Edna Mae Cole. He married in 1944 to Elevee Ammons. The couple have two children, Diane and Rebecca.

He entered service on November 27th, 1942 at Fort Bragg. He received a technical training at Keesler Field, Mississippi and his gunnery training at Harlingen, Texas. In Dezember 1943 he became operational.
Technical Sergeant Troxell took part in operations over Ploesti, in Rumania, on Munich, Vienna and over Hungary and Yougoslavia.

Besides his Ww2 related decorations he also received the "Occpation Army Medal" and the "Korean Service Medal".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Unit:
Engineer-Gunner 15th Air Force
Action:
Received for extraordinary achievement in aerial combat.

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second Air Medal received as an oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Thrid Air Medal received as a second oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Fourth Air Medal received as a third oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with a campaign star.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: Dianne McDowell
  • Photo: Dianne McDowell
  • - Newspaper article Salisbury Post
    - Family Records
    - Original Decorations

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