The life of Army Corporal Cole Wixom of Bloomingdale is being honored by the Michigan Senate. The 24-year-old was killed in a training exercise in New Mexico on January 22, and Governor Whitmer ordered flags lowered to half-staff the day of his funeral on February 2. The Senate held a moment of silence for Corporal Wixom on Thursday at the request of Senator Aric Nesbitt.
“Corporal Wixom served in the U.S. Army and completed a tour of Afghanistan. He was back home, where his parents thought he was safe. He was sadly lost in a military accident in New Mexico just a few short weeks ago” said Nesbitt on the Senate floor.
Wixom graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 2013 and joined the U.S. Army in 2016.
You can watch Senator Nesbitt’s tribute here.