Gen Chester Charles Cox

Gen Chester Charles Cox

Birth
Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Death 21 May 2010 (aged 94)
Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot SECTION 19 SITE 1651
Memorial ID 53284186 · View Source
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Brig. Gen. Chester C. Cox, 94, of Eden Prairie, Minn., died Friday, May 21, 2010.
The retired brigadier general was a modest, quiet, well-respected gentleman dedicated to his country. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors, mountains and trout streams. He was a World War II pilot of the B-17 bomber and completed 25 aerial missions. He was the first United States heavy bombardment pilot to drop bombs in direct support of the landings in France on D-Day. He was group commander of the 388th bomb group from 1943-1945. In 1964, he serviced under the Joint Chiefs of Staff-Pentagon.
He moved 58 times, living throughout the United States and overseas. For the last 17 years, he resided in Eden Prairie. In 2009, he was presented with the Eden Prairie Veterans award. He was awarded the following medals: Air Force and Army Commendations, American and National Defense Service Medals, American and European Theater Ribbons, World War II Victory Medal. Well done, good and faithful servant.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Cox, married five years; a son, Chester C. Cox II of Amsterdam; a daughter, Cynthia Niemann (Michael) of Minnetonka.
He was preceded in death by wife, Irene, married for 62 years; a sister, Dorothea Quade; mother, Vera Campbell; father, Charles Cox.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Minn.; 952-938-9020. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.


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  • Created by: J, J, & C
  • Added: 5 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 53284186
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Chester Charles Cox (3 May 1916–21 May 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53284186, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by J, J, & C (contributor 46632606) .