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army officer

George Foreman Rixey, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Commendation Ribbon, Victory, Defense, European Theater, American Theater, World World War II medals. Mason (K.T.).

Background

Rixey, George Foreman was born on March 2, 1888 in Jonesburg, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas Pierce and Frances (Mason) Rixey.

Education

Student Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1904-1905. University of Missouri, 1905-1907, Vanderbilt University, 1907-1908. Bachelor of Arts, Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri, 1909.

Doctor of Divinity, American U., Washington, District of Columbia, 1943.

Career

Admitted to Missouri Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1909. Ordained elder, 1913. Pastor, Centenary Methodist Church, Louisiana, Missouri, 1909-1913, Troy (Missouri) Methodist Church, 1913, Methodist Church, Gallatin, Missouri, 1913-1916, Elm St. Methodist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, 1916-1917.

Chaplain, United States Army, 1917-1948, commissioned First lieutenant, C.A. section, O.R.C., on active duty 1917, advancing through the grades to brigadier general, 1944. Chaplain, 64th Infantry, 1917-1922, at El Paso, Texas. American Expeditionary Force, France.

At camps Funston, Meade and Fort Washington. Post chaplain, Fort Washington, 1922-1927, chaplain, 26th Cavalry, Camp Statsenbergh, P.I., 1928-1929, Sternberg General Hospital, Manila, P.I., 1929-1930. Post chaplain, Presidio of San Francisco, 1930-1935.

Chaplain, United States Army forces in China, Tientsin, 1935-1937. Post chaplain Fort Slocum 1937-1940. Executive office Chief of Chaplains, Washington, District of Columbia, 1940-1942, deputy chief of chaplains, 1942-1945.

Assistant The Inspector General, 1945-1946. Chaplain 2d Army, 1946-1948. Chaplain United States Forces in Korea, 1947-1948, retired 1948.

Membership

Mason (K.T.).

Connections

Married Leisle Young, October 21, 1910. Children: George Foreman (deceased), George Young, Charles Osborn, Thomas Dyer.

father:
Thomas Pierce Rixey

mother:
Frances (Mason) Rixey

spouse:
Leisle Young

children:
Thomas Dyer Rixey

Charles Osborn Rixey

George Young Rixey

George Foreman Rixey (deceased)