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First Name: O'Dean

Last Name: Cox

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Home of Record: Waco, TX
Middle Name: T.



Date of Birth: 06 July 1921

Date of Death: 12 July 1950

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
O'Dean Thomas Cox

   
Engagements:
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)

Biography:

O'Dean Thomas Cox

Captain, U. S. Army

Silver Star

GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 88 (1944)
CITATION:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) O'Dean T. Cox (ASN: 0-2055220), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy during World War II.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 57 (March 1, 1945)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) O'Dean T. Cox (ASN: 0-2055220), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 6 November 1944, in France.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Captain O’Dean T. Cox, died July 12, 1950 while fighting in the 24th Infantry Division in North Korea.



Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317276   Created by: drjones46

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