Cox, George Jose, SSG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Abingdon
Last Address
Abingdon

Casualty Date
Mar 14, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
44E 045

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment11th Infantry Brigade (Light)23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1967-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1967-1968, 11B10, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
  1967-1968, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
  On May 17th 2012 our son, one of your grandsons, graduated from high school. He's going to college soon. He plays guitar, has a great personality, and is very smart. You'd be proud. We all wish we'd had the opportunity to get to know you! Best, from your daughter-in-law, Karen

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle hero’s you left behind...."


Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 44E 045

Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ In Humble Tribute To A Fallen Hero ~

In Tribute to SSgt George Jose Cox, with Profound Gratitude for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt David Dickinson, another young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967.....'NOR SHALL YOUR GLORY BE FORGOT, WHILE FAME HER RECORD KEEPS, OR HONOR POINTS TO THE HALLOWED SPOT, WHERE VALOR PROUDLY SLEEPS' ~ Theodore O''Hara ~
Mar 16, 2011

 

♥ Jackie Taylor
I Will, Remember You

You were one, of the brave, that answered the call. You honored us, by your service and sacrifice. We now honor, You each time, we stand and sing the words, THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME, OF THE BRAVE. Thank you, for your bravery, courage and dedication, to our Country and freedom. Rest In Peace and Honor.
Apr 11, 2009

 

Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav,1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Army Vietnam Brother
C/1/20th Inf Rgt, 11th Inf Bde

'DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL, LOVE LEAVES LIVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL'
Oct 12, 2008

 

dave swann
Just FYI - I have done some research, about Mr. Cox's death and how it related, to the My Lai, massacre. Mr. Cox was killed, on the 14th, of March and a memorial service, was held the next day. A lot of the men ,were angry and upset, about his death. (and the other 4, deaths, suffered, by C, company, since Feb.) This was apparently, what caused the men, of Charlie, company, to go beserk, on the 16th, of March, raping and killing, 504, men, women and children. (60, 0f whom were, under the age, of 5) My lai was, the worst known, atrocity, committed, by US., forces, in any conflict, based, on the barbarism, that went on, that day - torture, mutilation, gang rapes of small children, etc. The book, Four, Hours, at My Lai, is the best source, on this subject. dave swann
Sep 9, 2008

 

MATT MEJIA
"AMERICAN HERO AND BRAVE, U.S., ARMY SOLDIER"
Honoring and remembering George, On the 40th, anniversary, of his Death. You are a true, American hero, that will always be remembered. You fought with honor, at Quang Ngai, South Vietnam, for our country and for our freedom. I will always, remember your sacrifice and the love you gave, for our country. Rest peacefully son. You are loved and missed, by many.
Mar 14, 2008

 

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 14, 2007

 

Karen Dz. Cox
daughter-in-law
San Lorenzo, CA 94580 USA
Family Cox Remembers.
I am married to George Jose Cox's second son, Patrick James Cox. As I've researched info about the war in Viet Nam and his death I've come to realize he truly was a hero. I've tried to gather as much information about Big George (called this by some family memebers to differentiate him from Geroge Jr.) as possible for our two children and my nephews (sons of George Jr.). Here's some interesting information I've gathered via phone interviews with his buddies or family members a) Big George is mentioned in a Life magazine article about his heroism and generosity. He was killed on hostile ground, bomb exploded. Strangely enough, info about the My Lai massacre was in the same article, what did this mean? b) I phoned and my husband talked to a buddy of his, that was just a few feet away from when he was killed, who said that they were ordered to take out the people in the village that intentionally killed Big George and others. That they were not "civilian" but VC. c) Apparently, Big George, a Staff Sergeant, was loved by both his men and friendly villagers alike. He was "a man's man" and the village kids loved him too. d) It is interesting that he is listed as a Baptist. Some of his Virginia family are Baptist. His mother was from the Santa Fe , New Mexico area and all are Catholic. e) He is survived by a gal he married from Bavaria with whom he had 2 sons. She is now a naturalized American. His 2 sons have given him a total of 5 grandchildren 4 boys and one granddaughter. f) None have yet visited the Wall, but hope to all go together one day. from the daughter-in-law who is remembering him on this 11 day of November 2002, Karen Dz. Cox
Monday, November 11, 2002

 

Charles Lafferty
Excerpt, from My Lai, 4-A Report, on the Massacre and It's Aftermath, page 35. "On March 14, two days before the mission, to My Lai, 4, a small squad, from the third, platoon, ran into a booby trap. Gary Garfolo watched, Sergeant, George Cox, lead a patrol, into a cluster of trees. Suddenly, he heard Cox, call over the radio, that he'd found something. 'Next thing-kaBOOM-big mushroom cloud, everybody hits, the ground. We went, over there-this big ruin, of a place-and found everybody, tore up.' Richard Pendleton arrived, seconds, after the booby trap, went off: 'Somebody, that was injured, said Cox picked, the bomb up, before it went off. He was kind of curious, about those things.' Cox was killed and one GI., lost his eyes, an arm and a leg. There were, screams and calls, for medics. Michael Terry was, also, on the patrol: 'It was kind, of a gruesome thing. We were, good and mad." Duty, honor, country.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
   
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