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LTC Harold Cohen

LTC Harold Cohen

Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Aug 2006 (aged 89)
Tift County, Georgia, USA
Burial Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 115918009 · View Source
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Information from "Tifton's Valentine to Veterans" Sponsored by The Stafford Foundation and Compiled by Marianna G. Keesee with help from others, printed in 2005 by Lang Printing Co., Tifton, GA. Copy in Tifton Public Library, and used by permission from his personal interview: "Harold Cohen served with the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion as a Lieutenant Colonel, which was part of the 4th Armored Division of Patton's Third Army. He landed at the beaches of Normandy, France approximately 30 days after D-Day. From there they moved through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, German and Czechoslovakia. His most memorable experience was swearing at Creighton Abrams over the radio telling him if he did not get his tank battalion to their location sooner, they would all be dead before he arrived. He thought he would be court martialed for talking to an officer such, but they became lifelong friends."

Harold Cohen

TIFTON — Harold Cohen, 89, of Tifton, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Cypress Pond Assisted Living.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation Cemetery in Fitzgerald. Rabbi Shalom Lewis of O Etz Chiam Synagogue in Marietta will officiate with eulogies to be given by Bob Sorley, Dr. Sammie Dixon and Max Cohen. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

The military will provide pallbearers with full military honors to be conducted at graveside. Honorary pallbearers will be ...

Mr. Cohen was born on Oct. 2, 1916, in Woodruff, S.C., and grew up in Spartanburg, S.C. He was the son of Max Cohen and Fannie Rae Goldberg Cohen, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Pincus Cohen, who died in November 2005; three brothers, Jack Cohen, Ely Cohen and Louie Cohen; and two sisters, Lottie Cohen and Florence Kiviat.

He was retired from Tri-State Systems, the family business, and had lived in Tifton since 1950. He was a member of the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation and a veteran of World War II, where he was armored infantry unit commander of the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion.

Mr. Cohen is survived by ...

The family requests no flowers; however, donations may be made to the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation, c/o Big Store, 346 Main St., Tifton, GA 31794.

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Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Tifton Gazette
August 15, 2006
Obituaries for Aug. 16, 2006

Harold Cohen: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Harold Cohen
State of Issue: South Carolina
Date of Birth: Monday October 02, 1916
Date of Death: Tuesday August 15, 2006
Est. Age at Death: 89 years, 10 months, 13 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Tifton
County: Tift
State: Georgia
ZIP Code: 31793
Latitude: 31.4504
Longitude: -83.5086

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  • Created by: Joseph R. Gainey
  • Added: 23 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115918009
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Harold Cohen (2 Oct 1916–15 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115918009, citing Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Joseph R. Gainey (contributor 47658952) .