I'm writing this on behalf of my father, Victor Van Kainen. Dad grew up in Detroit, MI. He speaks often of his dear childhood friend, Clayton John Wixson, who perished in the Korean Conflict.
In my previous post, I neglected to include any information on Clayton's family. He was the son of Samuel George Wixson (b. 13 Jul 1907, New York; d. 19 Dec 1953, Detroit, MI) and his wife, Aura Mae Toman (b. 20 Oct 1915; d. 20 Jun 1959). Sam and Aura were good friends of my father's parents, and so the boys grew up together.
I have some photographs of Samuel, Aura and their son, Clayton. If you have any information on this family, please feel free to contact me.
Karyn Van Kainen