GEORGE J COX
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

GEORGE JOSE COX

WALL NAME

GEORGE J COX

PANEL / LINE

44E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

04/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ABINGDON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washington County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE JOSE COX
POSTED ON 3.14.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 4.12.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant George Jose Cox, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2018
POSTED BY: Karen Dz. Cox

Your only grand-daughter

Your only granddaughter, Georgiana K. Cox, she received her BSN 6 months ago and she recently eloped in Hawaii a few weeks back. She is a beautiful blonde with Brigitte's green eyes. You'd be proud.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt George Cox,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Happy Valentine's Day. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SSGT George J. Cox

SSGT George J. Cox was an infantryman serving with C Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On March 14, 1968, SSGT Cox was killed by a booby-trapped 105mm artillery shell while leading a patrol in the vicinity of Binh Son, Quang Ngai Province, RVN. It was reported that Cox lead the patrol into a cluster of trees from where he radioed that they had located something. Next, a large explosion was heard. Cox was killed in the blast and three others were wounded. One of the survivors stated that Cox had picked up the device before it exploded. A medivac (medical evacuation by helicopter) was called and the casualties were “dusted off” to the 2nd Surgical Hospital in Chu Lai. A memorial service for Cox was held the next day where many of the men of C Company were angry and upset about his death and the loss of four others since February. The following day, March 16, 1968, a mass slaughter occurred in two hamlets of Son My village committed by soldiers from C Company. The incident became known as the My Lai Massacre. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 1-20infantry.org, and the book “My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath” by Seymour M. Hersh]
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