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 Charles Marvin Hickcox

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Charles Marvin Hickcox

Birth
Death 29 Dec 1918 (aged 18)
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 130526548 View Source
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Pvt. Army. With HQ Co., 3rd Army Corps. Enlisted July 1917 in Shawnee Co.

Honor Roll Casualty List Jan 20, 1919.

Born 10 Mar 1900 in New Albany, Wilson Co., KS. Son of (the late) W. H. and Willa HICKCOX, Oakland, CA (formerly of Topeka, KS)
DIA 29 Dec 1918 at Neuwied, Germany during the US occupation in Germany. HICKCOX was riding as a passenger in the sidecar of a speeding motorcycle, at about 2:30 pm, down a narrow street in the town, when the driver hit an Army truck which was turning in from a side street. HICKCOX suffered severe internal injuries and a broken arm and leg. He was rushed to a hospital but expired at about 9:45 pm the same day.

HICKCOX distinguished himself during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive when he voluntarily went "over the top" during battle and into "No Man's Land" to recover a seriously wounded comrade. This soldier eventually recovered his health and, in 1920, stood as honor guard during HICKCOX's burial service in Oakland.

Originally buried in an American Cemetery at Koblenz, Germany, remains returned to the US and buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA in August 1920.


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