Bill Truxes epitomizes a true American patriot. As a young, idealistic 24-year-old man, Bill joined the Army Air Corps and became a B-24 (Liberator) bomber pilot. While serving in World War II, he was shot down during the Battle of the Bulge and became a POW in Germany in 1944. He was liberated at the end of the war.
With his beliefs and ideals intact he returned to Nebraska. He and Mildred, his devoted wife, started their family of six children, two boys and four girls.
Supporting the family, Bill worked at Swift & Company for over 30 years rising to a Vice President in Chicago. After his retirement in 1975 he and Mildred founded the Truxes Company which Mildred still owns today.
The company has grown and changed over the years, with all six children playing a part at one time or another — this has made it the success it is today.