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Robert “Bob” Nixon ’47 died March 29, 2022, at age 96.
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The Second World War took him away for two years, but he looked me up and that was it.
Clinton Gruber pictured smiling on Pacific University' campus
The last time Clinton Gruber '47 saw his B-24 bomber he was falling away from it, 18,000 feet above Germany. But not until 35 years later, through a chance encounter on the Internet and the kindness of strangers in two distant countries, would he learn the complete story of the incident that nearly took his life that fateful day of Dec. 1, 1943.