Captain Lewis "Nix" Nixon III was Richard Winters' best friend, and their relationship was one of the most comforting elements throughout the run of HBO's universally acclaimed war drama Band of Brothers, and the friendship was important to the pair's actual fate. Throughout the course of World War II, Nixon established himself as a competent planner and operations officer, ascending to the rank of Captain and spending much of the war in intelligence operations. While Nixon never actually fired a weapon during the war, he was one of a select few members of the 101st Airborne to earn three Combat Jump Stars, as Nixon dropped into Germany later in the war as the airborne divisions crossed the River Rhine.
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