COX JAMES M

2LT James M. Cox was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/23/1975 at the age of 28.7 (Exact date not known.)
Flight Class 69-22
Date of Birth 11/27/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Katherine (Cox) Zurlo (daughter), SSN search

More detail on this person: If it helps, my godparents were Millie and Joe Gayheart (sp?) in Dothan, AL whom I believe was in my father's company. Sorry if I have the terminology wrong. I vaguely remember seeing slides he took with DMZ but no recollection of what else was on the sign and I believe I remember China Beach being in one of the slides. I know he was wounded during one of his evacuation missions and took a bayonet to the left thigh. I believe he received a Purple Heart for it but not sure.

My father passed away August 25 or 27, 1975 while on a job for the Department of the Interior surveying migratory waterfowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. Not sure if I spelled that correctly either. I was four years old and my brother had just turned one, so I'm sorry I don't know the exact date. My mother rarely speaks of him, I don't fault her, but I would love information about him and the type of guy he was. At least with his family he went by Mike.

From: Katherine (Cox) Zurlo

Burial information: Centre County Memorial Park, State College, PA

This information was last updated 03/08/2018

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Date posted on this site: 09/19/2018


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