Edward Jan Cox
Sergeant First Class
A CO, 2ND BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
December 11, 1930 to January 24, 1966
EDWARD J COX is on the Wall at Panel 4E, Line 84

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Edward J Cox
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15 Oct 2001

You are not forgotten.

A memorial from his stepson
E-mail address is not available.



Edward Jan Cox also is remembered by his daughter,
Mrs. Beatrice Holmes, on the
327th Infantry site

 
27 Oct 2004

Thank You, Uncle Ted, for your unselfish service and ultimate sacrifice. God Bless you, dear cousins, for the loss of your dad.

From his niece,
Cathy Cox Thompson
msids942@aol.com


 

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Father of 8 Is Killed By Sniper in Vietnam

Army S/Sgt. Edward J. Cox, of Mount Holly, N.J., a 35-year-old father of eight children, was killed by a sniper bullet in Vietnam Monday, the Defense Department reported Tuesday.

Cox, a career Army veteran, was a former instructor at Fort Dix and had been in Vietnam eight months serving as a platoon sergeant with the 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. His family lives at 14 Ridgley St.

Mrs. Margaret Cox, 36, who received the Defense Department telegram Tuesday, said she received a letter from her husband the same day. It was dated January 23d and in it he counted "less than 100 days to go" in Vietnam, and told his wife he was "looking forward to coming home" to his family.

The couple was married in Heidelberg, Germany, almost 15 years ago. He was a native of Jeanette, Pa., and left Penn Township High School in 1949 to join the Army.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 Jan 1966
Courtesy of Jim McIlhenney
christianamacks@comcast.net

Medal to Widow
War Hero Is Honored
Special to The Inquirer

FORT DIX, N.J., June 25.- A Silver Star for gallantry in action was awarded posthumously on Saturday to Army S/Sgt. Edward J. Cox of Mount Holly.

Sgt. Cox, 35, a father of eight, was killed by a sniper bullet January 24 in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam; after he rescued a wounded man while under fire in a rice paddy.

He was cited for "unimpeachable valor in close combat, exemplifying the highest ideals of the Army." The medal was presented to his wife, Mrs. Margaret Cox, 36, of 14 Ridgley st., Mount Holly, during the weekly Saturday morning review parade here.

Cox was a native of Jeanette, Pa., and left Penn Township High School in 1949 to join the Army.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 Jun 1966
Courtesy of Jim McIlhenney
christianamacks@comcast.net

Edward Jan Cox,
Sergeant First Class, United States Army,
was buried on 03 Feb 1966 in Plot M-0-2579-B,
Beverly National Cemetery,
Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey,
surrounded by other men of courage and integrity.


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