LtCol Daniel Russell Fox

LtCol Daniel Russell Fox

Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 43)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56130624 · View Source
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Lt. Colonel Fox was a ranking member of the 88 Marines and one of the 72 Marines killed in action aboard the USS Arizona on 7 Dec 1941. On 4 October 1918, then Sergeant Danny Fox earned the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) and the French Croix de Guerre (the highest French honor) while serving as an infantry Marine with the Fifth Marine Regiment.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel R. Fox, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Fox volunteered and carried an important message across a heavily shelled area, returning through a barrage to report the result of his mission. Later, after being wounded, he remained on duty for four hours, carrying messages across a field swept by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Shenkel, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

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  • Maintained by: Terry Albert
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56130624
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LtCol Daniel Russell Fox (10 Jul 1898–7 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56130624, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Terry Albert (contributor 49138888) .