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Birth: Aug. 17, 1985, USA
Death: May 4, 2006
Anbar, Iraq

Cpl. Stephen R. Bixler, 20, of Suffield, Conn.; was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; He was killed May 4 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. He is the beloved son of Richard S. and Linda (Ridel) Bixler. He was conducting patrols against enemy forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This was Corporal Bixler's second tour in Iraq. Corporal Bixler was a member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Corporal Bixler enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in July of 2003. Corporal Bixler applied for and was selected as a member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion as a result of his exceptional military skills, fortitude, drive and abilities. His decorations include: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd award), Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2nd award) and Purple Heart Medal. In addition to his parents, Richard and Linda, he leaves his twin sister, Sandra L. Bixler of Suffield; grandmothers Gloria Ridel of Suffield and Marjorie Bixler of East Windsor, his aunts and uncles, Patricia and Steven Brozek of Stafford, Dennis and Ann Bixler of Fla., Virginia Bixler of Ashby Mass., Donald and Nina Bixler of Windsor Locks, Daniel Bixler of Bloomington, Ind.; his cousins, Laura, Christine, Christopher, Matthew, Amy, and Cindy; his goddaughter, Cecelia; and many other family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Lawrence Ridel Sr., and Roy Bixler; and his uncle and godfather, Larry Ridel Jr. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8344
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 05, 2006
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CPL. U.S. Marine Corps. Operation Iraq Freedom. 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. II Marine Expeditionary Force. Purple Heart. My respects Sir.
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