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Sgt Delbert Leon Cosner
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1930
Death: Aug. 11, 1950

The body of Sgt. Delbert Leon Cosner, 20, who was killed in action a month after landing in Korea last summer, arrived in Keyser by train Tuesday with a Military escort and was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Leon Cosner, Bayard.
Sgt. Cosner attended Parsons High School and Bayard High School before enlisting in the army November 13, 1947.
He received basic training at Fort Ord. Calif., and upon completion was assigned to Japan in April, 1946.
Sgt. Cosner was among the first troops sent from Japan in the Korean fighting, arriving there on July 1. He was reported missing in action August 11 and a short time later was listed as dead. His death occurred in the Younghan area.
Sgt. Cosner was born at Bayard October 30, 1930.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jesse W. Hawk, Scherr, and Miss Rose Marie Cosner, Bayard, and his grandmother, Mrs. Lucy V. Cosner, Bayard.

Cumberland Evening Times: Tuesday, July 17, 1951 Sgt. Cosner Reburial
BAYARD, W. Va. - Reburial services for Sgt. Delbert Leon Cosner, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Cosner, were conducted Saturday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Rev. Harry Swartz officiated and interment was in Bayard Cemetery.
Sgt. Cosner was killed in action on August 11, 1950, in Korea.
Military services were conducted by Nancy Hanks Post No. 3519, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Keyser, with T. Sgt. William Tanner in charge.
Pallbearers were Pfc. John Townsend, Pvt. James Blizzard, Pvt. Clarence Turner, Pvt. Harry Ganter, Pvt. Raymond Harvey and Cpl. Raymond Reale, with Sgt. George Kirby in charge.
The firing squad included Cpl. George T. Kirby, S. Sgt. Herman Brill, Pvt. James Ridings, Pvt. Charles Boyce, Pvt. Andrew Staggs, Cpl. Donald Smith. Sgt. Galen Kephart, and T. Sgt. Virgil Davis. Melvin Cole and John VanMeter comprised the color guard: I. N. Godfrey was chaplain; Harry Chapman, the officer of the day, and Glenn Jackson, the bugler. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Schell and George Arnold. The color bearers were Chester Rotruck and Calvin Gillespie.

Obit; courtesy of Dottie Hughes

Family links: 
  Lyle L. Cosner (1907 - 1968)
  Beatrice M. Spiker Cosner (1908 - 2007)
Bayard Cemetery
Grant County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Richard (Dick) Messinger
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77996636
Sgt Delbert Leon Cosner
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Thank You
- A Proud American
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015
May GOD Bless You!SGT. Delbert Leon Cosner thanks for your service defend ouir freedoms and families.!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013

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