|Birth: ||May 25, 1946|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1967|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
MOS:0331 M60 Machine Gunner
James was born in Parkersburg,WV and lived
there all of his life.He was known to his
family and friends by various nicknames,Bud,
Buddy,Jim,or Jimmy.Never by James.That was
his father's name.
He graduated from Parkersburg High School
with the Class of 1965.While in high school
he was a member of the Woodworking Club
and a student in Home Room #120.
James enlisted in the Marines 14 December
1965,at the Louisville Recruiting Office in
KY and listed Washington,WV,as his home of
James took his Boot Camp Training at Parris
Island and Infantry Training at Camp Lejuene.
He was stationed in Cuba for awhile before he
was issued orders for Vietnam.
When James arrived in Vietnam 14 May 1967, he was assigned to Weapons with 3rd Platoon, Echo Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.
James received a shrapnel wound to the back
of his leg 24 May 1967 in the vicinity of Gio
Linh District.He was medevac and recovered
aboard the USS Princeton and returned to the
field 10 June 1967.
James was wounded by a mine/booby trap during combat.He died of his wounds,at LZ Hawk,Bao An Dong,Go Noi Island,during Operation Auburn.
James was single and served his country for
2 years and 14 days.KIA#19470.
He had been in Vietnam for 7 months and 14 days.
James was 21 years,7 months and 6 days old.
Survived by his father and stepmother;James
Blake and Eleanor Johnson Cox,of Route #4,
His mother;Betty Jane Cox of Parkersburg,
His brother & sister-in-law;Daniel and Drema
Cox,2 nephews;Jeremiah and Matthew Cox of
His sister & brother-in-law;Patricia and John
and a nephew;Ron of Parkersburg,WV.
His uncle & aunt;Ray & Thelma Shumaki Cox
The funeral services conducted by the Leavitt
Funeral Home and burial was 6 January 1968.
James Blake Cox (1923 - 2010)
Betty Jane Woodyard Cox (1926 - 2006)
James Blaine Cox (1946 - 1967)
David Ray Cox (1950 - 1950)*
Two Purple Hearts
New England (Wood County)
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Jun 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27859329
Added: Aug. 27, 2014
Added: Mar. 29, 2013
The Forget Me Not Flowers are left in Memory of Cpl James B Cox. To let others know that he hasn't been forgotten.|
Added: Jul. 18, 2010