|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1944, France|
Joe attended Fall Branch High School and before enlisting in the United States Army worked at a rayon plant in Johnson City, Tennessee. He enlisted on 3 December 1942 and after completing basics was assigned to Company I, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division.
At 1730 hours (5:30pm) on 11 October 1944, Company I left the assembly area in attack formation as the forward element to assault Hill 236, northeast of Bois du Fort des Trappes, France. Company gained it's objective by 1900 hours (7pm), but had met with heavy artillery and mortar fire with some small arms resistance. 2330 hours (11:30pm) the company returned to their defensive positions, but Joe wasn't with them. He was killed in action this evening earning him a second Purple Heart. Joe had been wounded prior to this engagement on 7 October 1944. He was 20 years old and the son of Samuel T. Cox and Alma R. Collins.
Note: Sent a query to ABMC about their date of death. My source for the above engagement is Company I's Morning Report completed on 12 October 1944 by Captain W.L. Owen Jr.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot: J, Row 29, Grave 28
Maintained by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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