WILBUR L COSSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

WILBUR LYNN COSSON

WALL NAME

WILBUR L COSSON

PANEL / LINE

23E/27

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

VINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/07/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Walton County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

RD1

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILBUR LYNN COSSON
POSTED ON 5.31.2024
POSTED BY: Dan Bunch

COSSON; Nha Be; LST Jennings County;

RD1 Cossin was my Boat Captin, then Patrol Officer, and thank God, A friend. I was Gunner's Mate (GMM 3RD then).
We lived in a large tent we (PBR Group) built on dredged sand in Nha Be VN Navy Base. We embarked aboard LST Jennings County
there. His death tore me up so bad I almost didn't cope with it. I'll always remember that smile he had for everyone.

D. Bunch
TEXAS
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POSTED ON 5.26.2024
POSTED BY: Ken Delfino, U.S.N. (RET)

NOT FORGOTTEN.....

To the crews of PBRs 152 and 160, Wilbur was known as "Pops". He was fearless in his leadership and generous with his compassion for the Viet Namese people. He loved his family and I was fortunate to have met some of them in 1995. Pops is fondly remembered at our Gamewardens reunions.
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POSTED ON 8.5.2023
POSTED BY: Ed Klek

Silver Star

According to Military Times, Wilbur Cosson was awarded the Silver Star.
Rest in peace Wilbur
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POSTED ON 5.16.2023
POSTED BY: Ken Delfino

Remembering "Cugat 17"!

I found this while searching for family members an would like to ad to the comments already submitted. I was with "Pops" that day and have always wondered if it would have ended any differently had we not been running low on ammo. Between the two boats we had two 19-year olds and I the third oldest among two crews as I had just turned 22. "Pops" was a cautious, but fearless patrol officer. Coming from a deeply religious family, he was also an outstanding MENTOR to each of us, using his family and religious values to guide us through rough times. Though he has been missed, my brother "Pops" has not - nor will be - forgotten.
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POSTED ON 7.26.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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