More detail on this person: William Hale Cook William Hale Cook, 68 of Purcellville, died March 24 at Hilltop House in Winchester. Born on August 2, 1940, in Long Beach, CA, he was the son of Brigadier General John Henry Cook Jr; (USMC, ret.) and Marion Hale Cook. He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. During more than 20 years of Army service, he completed three tours in Vietnam and was a decorated Special Forces officer earning the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and other decorations. While at the Pentagon he served in the Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was responsible for creating and implementing the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), the Sinai peacekeeping force, and served in its headquarters in Rome, Italy. Following retirement he worked for FNHUSA ,headquartered in McLean. He is survived by his wife Alison Cook of Purcellville; sons Glenn W. Cook of Richmond and Christopher H. Cook of Arlington; brother Dr. John H. Cook of Leesburg; sister Marion Harrison of Bay St. Louis, MS; two granddaughters and seven nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. June 4 at Arlington National Cemetery with Father Tom Simmons officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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