Cosner, Porter W., PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
657-Medical Aidman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 657, 1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Canaan Valley
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 17, 2002
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 (2nd Award)


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PORTER W. "PETE" COSNER WAS A FARMER BEFORE ENLISTING IN JULY OF 1941. HE SERVED AS A MEDIC (AMBULANCE DRIVER) WITH THE MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 130TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 33RD INFANTRY DIVISION FROM JULY 1941 TO NOVEMBER 1945 WHEN HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT CAMP ATTERBURY INDIANA.


Porter (Pete) W. Cosner, 86, of Thomas, died Dec, 17, at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland.

He was born June 4, 1916 in Canaan Valley, a son of the late Commodore Porter and Eliza Jane Long Cosner, the first permanent settlers of Canaan Valley.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Juanita Eye Cosner; three daughters Ruth Ann (and Steven H.) Cooper of Dryfork, Nancy (and Adam R.) Hanshew of Wasilla, AK and Deborah Sharp of St. George, four grandchildren Stephanie Cooper, Steven H. Cooper Jr., Cynthia (and Mike) Street of Anchorage, AK, Dawn (and Kenny) Smith, and four great grandchildren, Jonathan and Kenneth Smith of Parsons, and Michael and Mason Street of Anchorage, AK.

Pete was the last surviving member of the Cosner family.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, nine sisters, a son-in-law John H. Sharp and a grandchild, John H. Sharp, Jr.

Mr. Cosner attended the Cosner school in Canaan Valley. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and he served with the US Army during World War II as a medic with the 130th infantry. He was a member of the NRA, and Mt. Top Hunt Club.

At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. Funeral services were held at Buena Chapel United Methodist Church, Canaan Valley, on Dec. 21 with the Rev. Kenneth Plaster officiating. Interment followed in Buena Cemetery.
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

Medical

 
 Unit Assignments
33rd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment
  1941-1945, 657, 33rd Infantry Division
  1941-1945, 657, 1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
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