Cobb, Tyrus Raymond, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Chemical Corps
Primary Unit
1918-1918, American Expeditionary Force
Service Years
1918 - 1918

Chemical Corps


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Home Town
Narrows, Georgia
Last Address
Atlanta, Georgia
Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, Georgia.

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1961
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army
  1918-1918, American Expeditionary Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
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Last Known Activity
"In October 1918, Cobb enlisted in the Chemical Corps branch of the United States Army and was sent to the Allied Expeditionary Forces headquarters in Chaumont, France. He served approximately 67 days overseas before receiving an honorable discharge and returning to the United States. Cobb served as a captain underneath the command of major Branch Rickey, the president of the St. Louis Cardinals. Other baseball players serving in this unit included captain Christy Mathewson and lieutenant George Sisler. All of these men were assigned to the Gas and Flame Division where they trained soldiers in preparation for chemical attacks by exposing them to gas chambers in a controlled environment."
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