1918 – Born on the 30th of September in New York City.
1926 – He took third place in the model yacht regatta at Conservatory Lake in Central Park.
1941 – He graduated from Army Officer Candidate School.
1944 – Nixon was promoted to intelligence officer at the battalion level, and showed enough skill at his job to be promoted to regimental level shortly after Easy Company took Carentan on the 12th of June.
1945 – On the 24th of March, Nixon was assigned by General Maxwell Taylor as an observer with the 17th Airborne Division on Operation Varsity. Nixon’s plane took a direct hit as soon as he and three others got out of the plane.
– He survived the war, ending it with the rank of captain. He saw the defeat of Germany, and returned home in September.
– He saw the defeat of Germany, and returned home.
1956 – He got his life back together and overcame his alcoholism during this second marriage.
1995 – He died on the 11th of January in Los Angeles, California.