MAJ James "Jim" R Cox was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/20/2010 at the age of 72.0 from Cancer
Copperas Cove, TX
Flight Class 63-6
Date of Birth 02/16/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 120 AVN in 64-65, 213 ASHC in 68-69
Call signs in Vietnam SNOOPIE 6, DEAN, BLACK CAT 3
This information was provided by Jane Rene Hesson (daughter)

More detail on this person: Major James R.Cox retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service as an Army pilot. During this time, he served two tours in Vietnam and received the following medals: Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and Palm, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal Numeral 17 with "V" Device, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Commendation (Army), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Silver Star and two Bronze Service Stars.

After retiring from the military Jim owned and operated J. R. Cox Mortgage Bankers in Killeen, Texas. He also worked for Sallie Mae and WalMart in the central Texas area.

Mr. Cox attended Texas A&M University and completed his college career at Sul Ross State University. He was a lifelong member of DAV Post 29, American Legion Post 582, VFW Post 03393, 12th Man Foundation, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and Fort Hood Area Board of Realtors.

He was a devoted and loving father, granddaddy and great-granddaddy, not only to his family, but to everyone around him as well. He loved to fish and could oftentimes be found at his fishing shack by the pond. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family, joking and having fun.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Ruth Cox of Copperas Cove, TX; daughter, Jane Rene' Hesson and her husband, Andy, of Killeen, TX; sons, James Randal Cox and his wife, Betsy, of Marshall, TX and Jon Russell Cox and his wife, Kristina, of Copperas Cove, TX; six grandchildren, Heather Frink, Chelsea Hesson, Andreana Hesson, Allison Cox, Emily Cox and Jeremy Cox; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden Beck and Zaine Beck.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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