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DANIEL FRANKLIN COX


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 45 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Cemetery Information

    Posted on 1/26/17 - by Jodie Hayes jodie020596@yahoo.com
    SP5 Daniel Franklin Cox United States Army is buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
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  • Final Mission of SP5 Daniel F. Cox

    Posted on 9/19/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 15, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15572) from the 326th Medical Battalion crashed after being hit with RPG fire while conducting a hoist extraction south of Phu Bai near Firebase Rifle in Thua Thien Province, RVN. The crew chief, SP5 Daniel F. Cox, and another crewman, SP4 William A. Malenfant, were fatally injured in the incident. The aircraft commander, co-pilot, and a medic aboard survived. [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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  • Daniel F. Cox

    Posted on 4/25/16 - by Gerald W Morgan kingsmen11@hotmail.com
    I knew Dan from being at Elmendorf AFB, a short period of time late in high school. I graduated from East Anchorage High School June 1967, I remember Dan as an easy going guy that I lost track of him. I was serving in Vietnam during the period Dan was assigned to Vietnam. I was a Chief Warrant Officer 2 flying Bell UH-1H helicopters in the same division, 101st Airborne Division. Dan was assigned to Eagle Dustoff at Camp Eagle, and I wasn't far away with B Company 101st Aviation Battalion 101st Aviation Group 101st Airborne Division Airborne (Airmobile). I had been in country since April 1970, and was busy flying in support of division, and the Army of Vietnam (ARVN) operation Lam Son 719/Dewy Canyon II. I didn't know Dan was in country, or that he was with Eagle Dustoff. I did have one friend Fred Behrens a pilot with Eagle Dustoff. Too little, too late at this date, but memories from days long in the past.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Daniel Franklin Cox, 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
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  • Daniel Cox

    Posted on 11/10/13
    Tomarow I will be takeing your grate nephews (Lisa's) boys to the Traveling wall for Memorial day to see your name. This will be a verry hard day for us all. I love amd miss you everyday Dan. I know you would be so proude you would have been of these kid's in our family they all are wonderful people in training, So we will be comeing to showe our respect and reverince to you brother Love you so much But cant help but wish we were going to see you at your home with your family that might have been had you lived. Thank you brother for fighting for us all.
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