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FRAMINGHAM – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Medal of Liberty was presented to the family of Private Thomas Starr Wixon on Friday, November 11, 2022, during the City of Framingham’s Veterans Day ceremony.

In total 10 medals of Liberty were awarded on Veterans Day in Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building, with five of the Gold Star families in attendance.

Wixon lived on Kendall Street in Framingham. Private Wixon participated in was attached to the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army.

After many months of combat in Italy, Private Wixon participated Operation Dragoon which was the code name for the amphibious landing operation of the Allied forces in Provence, located in Southern France.

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Private Wixon gave the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed in action on November 20, 1944.

Accepting the Medal on behalf of Private Thomas Starr Wixon yesterday, November 11, was his granddaughter, Robyn Poole, from Framingham.

Pinning the Medal on Poole was Dennis Giombetti, an aide to Senate President Karen Spilka, and former City Council Chair.

For more than 150 photos from the City of Framingham Veterans Day 2022 ceremony click here.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.