|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1943|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2008|
Colonel Douglas Henry ‘Doug' Cobb, U.S. Army Retired, age 65, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at his home in Fayetteville, Georgia from cancer. Doug was born on February 16, 1943 in Greeneville, SC to George and Johnsie Cobb. The family, including brothers George and Charlie, moved to Rock Hill, SC in 1944 where Doug remained until he graduated from the Winthrop Training School in 1961. Doug enrolled at The Citadel later that year on a football scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965. He was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army upon graduation. Doug earned a Masters Degree in
Public Administration from the University of Georgia in 1973, and embarked on a decorated career as a service man to the United States of America. Doug served 27 years in the military including combat assignments in Vietnam and Iraq where he served as the senior officer in charge of POWs and security for the entire Desert Storm operation, reporting directly to General Norman Schwarzkopf. During his distinguished military career, Doug earned the following decorations: Three Legions of Merit, Two Bronze Stars, Four Meritorious Service Medals, Three Army
Commendation Medals, Two National Defense Service Medals and was an Airborne Jump Master. Doug retired from the U.S. Army in 1993 at Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Doug will be remembered most for his zest for life, engaging personality, southern charm, and booming bass in the Church Choir, most recently at Peachtree City United Methodist Church.
Service to honor Doug's life held September 22 at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, with Rev. Stephen Soulen officiating. Interment at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. with full military honors. Carl J
Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City in charge of arrangements
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Georgia National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 1 SITE 1863
Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
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