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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 27 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear RD1 Wilbur L Cosson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 12/7/10
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/4/09 - by Robert Sage
    Wilbur is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs, FL.
  • Thank you Mate

    Posted on 5/18/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Wilbur Lynn Cosson, for your courageous and valiant service, many years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!


  • Friend Remembered

    Posted on 1/27/01 - by The Curtis Ingram family from Bay Ave., DeFuniak Spgs, Fl.
    Wilbur was a life long friend of my brother, Dallas Ingram. They went into the Navy together but then went their separate directions. I am sorry that it has taken us 31 years to tell you how sorry we feel for taking such a long time to honor one of our fallen Heros. We will remember and love you always...

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